Meanwhile government of Botswana has summoned the United States ambassador of its country to express its displeasure at the comments and asked the ambassador to clarify if Botswana "is regarded as a "shithole" country" in lieu of the alleged comments from President Trump.
"Mr Trump may say what he pleases, but I am proud of being Haitian".
In 2009 Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, chose Ghana's capital Accra to set out his foreign policy goals for Africa in a speech in which he said he saw Africa "as a fundamental part of our interconnected world". "We all know the president meant what he said. sources telling CNN the president called friends to do a victory lap".
Aubry was speaking outside the remains of Haiti's National Palace, where President Jovenel Moise on Friday laid the first stone to rebuild the emblematic building that collapsed in the quake. "Neither is Haiti or any other country in distress", she said.
Botswana's government on Friday summoned the U.S. ambassador to complain about remarks reportedly made by President Donald Trump, describing African nations as "s***hole countries".
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Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinDemocrats turn on Al Franken Minnesota's largest newspaper calls on Franken to resign Democratic senator predicts Franken will resign Thursday MORE (D-Ill.), one of the lawmakers who attended the meeting, insisted Trump had used "hateful" language in the meeting, and said press reports quoting Trump as using the term "shithole" were accurate. Trump has denied using the phrase.
The president later tweeted on Friday adding that he never said "anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country". "I think President Trump is racially ignorant and racially uninformed".
Trump's comments were allegedly made on Thursday at a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform.
Less than three hours later, Durbin and a Republican colleague, Senator Lindsey Graham, drove away from the White House with the deal in pieces and a controversy over offensive language about to reverberate worldwide.
"There is a serious need for dialogue between the USA administration and the African countries".
As president, Trump has reportedly said that he believes Haitians coming to the United States "all have AIDS". How does it help or hurt America? "Haitians should not be seen as a bunch of immigrants who come to the United States to exploit USA resources".
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