Trump denies demeaning remarks against African nations

Bessie Dean
January 13, 2018

The very vile and racist statements, if true, are not at all surprising as The New York Times has a report that Trump, last year, said if immigrants from Nigeria were allowed into the United States, they would never "go back to their huts".

Trump's comments were allegedly made on Thursday at a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform.

Condemning the comments "in the strongest terms", the group demanded "a retraction of the comment as well as an apology, not only to the Africans, but to all people of African descent around the globe". On Friday morning, Trump tweeted that his "language was tough" but "this was not the language used". Lindsay Graham, suggested the reported remarks were accurate: "Following comments by the president, I said my piece directly to him". "I think President Trump is racially ignorant and racially uninformed".

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", he said. The American Heart Association has said the best types of exercise increase the heart rate and make a person breathe heavily, but that activities like golf don't provide as much cardiovascular benefit since they don't require much extra effort.

"It falls into a pattern of nativist and very unpleasant language from a poorly qualified president, if not worse, " said Helge Ogrim, a journalist who formerly covered the United States for the Norwegian News Agency. Appearing on MSNBC, Alcindor told Rachel Maddow, "Haiti is taking formal steps to let President Trump know they are upset".

He was immediately denounced as a "racist" who praised white immigrants over ethnic minorities with the United Nations calling the comments "shocking and shameful".

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U.S. diplomats serving in Haiti and African countries have been briefed to convey Washington's respect if they are summoned to explain President Donald Trump's alleged insults. He wants more funding for the wall, which is symbolic, yes, but that's exactly the point: As Frank Sharry of America's Voice puts it to me, the wall is a "middle finger to Latin America", a statement that "we don't want your kind". "They're s***hole countries. We should have more people from Norway".

Some Nigerians however did not hold back, with many on Twitter saying their country was a "s***hole", but that it was "our s***hole" to criticise. Never said "take them out".

In Senegal's capital Dakar, administrator Idrissa Fall said "we can not really say that he (Trump) is wrong".

Durbin, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, explained that as part of that deal being hammered out by a bipartisan group of Senators, a lottery for visas that has benefited people from Africa and other nations would be ended, the sources said, though there could be another way for them to apply.

Trump's latest comments provided ample fodder for talk- show hosts.

South African comedian Trevor Noah, star of "The Daily Show", described himself as an offended citizen of "South S***hole" and also criticised Trump's preferred choice of Norway for immigrants.

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