Trump language on Africa unacceptable, racist, says Ghana

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Trump language on Africa unacceptable, racist, says Ghana

In a statement after Trump's comments were first reported, the White House did not deny them. She added: "We would not deign to make comments as derogatory as that about any country that has any kind of socio-economic or other difficulties".

All African countries at the United Nations unanimously demanded on Friday that US President Donald Trump retract and apologise for his reported denunciation of immigration from "shithole" nations.

The comments revived charges that the president is racist, and rocked immigration talks that were already on a tenuous footing.

Trump's comments were "shocking and shameful" and "I'm sorry, but there's no other word one can use but racist", said a spokesman for the United Nations human rights office, Rupert Colville.

Trump this week voiced frustration behind closed doors about people coming to the USA from what he said were "sh**hole countries", according to sources.

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The remarks, Mr Durbin said, were "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content". Trump said, according to people in the room, including Sen.

An editorial in yesterdays New York Times could not have been more blunt in expressing an increasingly common view among Americans about their very common president: “Mr Trump is not just racist, ignorant, incompetent and undignified.

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South Carolina's Tim Scott, the only black Republican senator, said that if Trump really did use those words it would be "disappointing".

A Haitian church in Rockville, Maryland, held a prayer vigil Saturday after President Donald Trump allegedly made obscene comments about Haiti and African countries. He has emerged as a leader in negotiations over how to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a 2012 executive order from President Barack Obama protecting roughly 800,000 immigrants from deportation who were brought to the country illegally by their parents as young children. He called immigration "a legislative branch issue, not an executive branch issue" and said that the focus should be putting pressure on Congress. "I prefer elected officials to engage in language represents the commitment to the image of God", he said.

Others said they thought Trump had a point, in a way.

Legislators have until January 19 to approve a government-wide stopgap spending bill, and Republicans will need Democratic votes to push the measure through. Some Democrats have threatened to withhold support unless an immigration pact is forged. Although it is being taken as a denial of the "sh*thole" comment, Mr. Trump did not specifically reference that phrase in his denial.

Around 200,000 Salvadorans - most of whom have been United States residents for a decade or more - will lose their right to stay in the country.

"It's too much for an objective journalist to call the president a racist", Graham said.

"He said: 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country". Many have children who were born in the States and have USA citizenship.

Mr Trump was reportedly open to deal but changed his position by the time of the meeting. He is also a design engineer in the defense industry and a Haitian immigrant who says the portrayal of his country is offensive.

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