Key Things to Know About Haiti After Donald Trump's Insult

Haiti's President Michel Martelly, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe attend a memorial service remembering the lives lost in the January 2010 earthquake at the mass burial site at Morne

Key Things to Know About Haiti After Donald Trump's Insult

"Contrast that with President Trump asking why we can't have more immigrants from places like Norway, forgetting that it was people from sh*thole countries who built this country, who built the White House", Lemon concluded.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Trump used the word "shithole" during a meeting on immigration reform to refer to African countries and Haiti.

President Donald Trump on Friday denied describing certain nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting in which he rejected a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

United State's President Donald Trump is not new to controversies, but his "shithole" remarks against African countries seem to have ruffled many feathers across the region as leaders come out to condemn and demand for apology.

After Trump was asked at Thursday's White House meeting if the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and Africa, the president reportedly questioned why people from "expletive-hole countries" are coming to America. Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin of IL, who was in the meeting, reconfirmed Friday that Trump repeatedly "said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist".

President Trump speaks to the media as he meets with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the Oval Office on January 10.

Trump suggested the United States should instead focus its immigrant entry policy on countries such as Norway.

"When the question was raised about Haitians, for example - we have a group that have temporary protected status in the United States because they were the victims of crises and disasters and political upheaval". A person familiar with talk at the meeting told CNN that Trump also said: "Why do we need more Haitians?"

Cotton and Perdue released a joint statement saying "we do not recall the president saying these comments specifically".

Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue said they did not hear the president's racist remark. "It's frightening to have someone in the White House with this kind of ignorance and lack of compassion".

"If you look at all we have in Africa, South Africa is one of the developed countries". In 2015, America transacted US$37 billion in business with sub-Saharan Africa, US$7.6 billion with El Salvador and US$2 billion with Haiti, a country still ravaged by history as well as the after effects of the devastating 2010 natural disaster.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", Trump tweeted. "Haitians should not be seen as a bunch of immigrants who come to the United States to exploit U.S. resources". "It's now, I think, our responsibility to say that his comments don't represent America", said Sen.

A White House spokesman defended Trump's position on immigration without directly addressing Trump's remarks.

"Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?" the president said.

Lemon put up the list of Trump's comments that tend toward racist language and asked the professor to analyze the word choice of Trump's.

Another Republican, Representative Mia Love of Utah, is a child of Haitian immigrants.

Trump has impugned the integrity of an American-born judge with Mexican heritage, saying he should not decide an unrelated case because of Trump's proposed wall between the us and Mexico.

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