Donald Trump branded 'racist and xenophobic' by African countries he called 'shitholes'

US President Donald Trump says he’s “not a racist”. AFP

It'll become great when the country welcomes people seeking economic stability and a chance at the American dream, and families fleeing violence seeking a new, safe home simply because it's the right thing to do.

Trump's comments were also condemned by a group of African ambassadors to the United Nations, who demanded a retraction and apology for Trump's "outrageous, racist and xenophobic" comments, The Hill reported. Richard Durbin, the Senate's second-ranking Democrat, appeared to confirm those reports on Friday.

But Mr Trump has denied using the language reported.

The African Union said it was "frankly alarmed" by Trump's comments.

The remarks leaked out, transforming a debate about saving from deportation some 700,000 young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children into another drama about Trumphimself.

"These remarks, so filled with hatred and derision, have been met with indignation by the Cuban people who are proud of the contribution made by people from everywhere, especially from Africa and Haiti, since the emergence of our nation", said a statement published on the website of the state-run newspaper Granma.

"Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country", he tweeted, adding that Democratic politicians "made up" that he said to "take them out".

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Likewise, the Vatican described Trump's comments as "particularly harsh and offensive".

Trump's remarks were "unkind, divisive, elitist and fly in the face of our nation's values", she said in a statement. "I use those words advisedly".

"We do not recall the President saying these comments specifically, but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest", the statement said.

Orange County Commissioner Victoria Siplin, who is of Haitian ancestry, said Friday that Trump is misinformed about the island nation, the first independent country founded by freed slaves.

President Donald Trump says a bipartisan immigration proposal is "a big step backwards". "For him to confront the president as he did, literally sitting next to him, took extraordinary political courage and I respect him for it".

The president's latest comments drew reactions from overseas on Friday. Those affected have until 2019 to leave the USA or, if eligible, seek alternative immigration status.

Farris Jr. participated in a White House event honoring his uncle on Friday and told CNN that Trump addressed the issue while in the Oval Office with Vice President Mike Pence and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson before the ceremony.

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