"On MLK Day, New York City will take a stand for our sisters and brothers from Haiti, throughout Africa, El Salvador and other nations in the diaspora that have become targets of President Trump's hatred and bigotry".
Statements from global and domestic organizations are expressing concern that the us and its president are going down a racist path. Trump has denied he is a racist and insists he didn't make the reported vulgar remarks. He told reporters: "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed".
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The State Department says American diplomats in Haiti and Botswana have also been summoned to discuss Trump's remarks. There have also been a few senators who have denied Trump's comment.
Trump is reported to have asked, "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" after being presented with a proposal to restore protections for immigrants from those countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal.
He then allegedly proposed bringing in more immigrants from countries like Norway, a predominantly white country.
On Friday, the president tweeted that the language he used at the meeting was "hard" but questioned the writing of the reports.
The president said he was misquoted, which recordings appear to corroborate.
"DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it", Trump tweeted, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at the heart of the immigration impasse. "We'll see what happens with North Korea".
The AU said the "remarks dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity" and called for dialogue between the USA and African countries. United Nations human rights spokesman, Rupert Colville, has also spoken out, saying that while the president may or may not be a racist, his words will surely encourage #Xenophobia and hate.
However, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said colleagues who attended the meeting confirmed the remarks were made.
Back in 1973, when Trump was president of his family's Trump Management Corporation, the Justice Department sued the company, alleging racial discrimination against black people looking to rent apartments in NY.