Trump Says He Has a "Wonderful Relationship With Haitians" After "Shithole" Comments

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

"Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behaviour and practice", AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said to the Associated Press. Just last month The New York Times reported that in another White House meeting on immigration, he complained that Haitian immigrants "all have AIDS" and that once Nigerian immigrants had seen the United States, they would never "go back to their huts".

US President Donald Trump sought Friday to quell a global firestorm over his reported denunciation of immigration from "s***hole countries" - a slur slammed at home and overseas as racist.

The president on Friday denied using profanity in reference to Haiti - but the comments were confirmed by several people who attended the meeting.

He said that Trump should focus on the substance of the immigration reform bill and making sure it includes funding for policies he has long advocated for, including a border wall and enhanced border security.

Other GOP lawmakers struck the now-familiar balance of distancing themselves from the president's statements, but not criticizing Trump himself.

On the streets of Lusaka, capital of the southern African country of Zambia, Trump's reported remark reinforced long-held views about the U.S. leader.

In their statement, the African ambassadors said they were concerned "about the continuing and growing trend from the U.S. administration toward Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of color". Memorials and vigils are planned for Friday, the eighth anniversary of the quake, a day after President Trump derided the country as a "shithole", according to people who were meeting with him.

He added: "I want a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level".

Bornstein's report on Trump's health veered toward the hyperbolic, but White House physicians are typically more buttoned-up in their assessments of presidents' health.

Man City's Jesus set to return next month
This has the makings of a mouth-watering clash, as arguably the two most in-form teams are pitted against each other at Anfield . The Germany worldwide has revealed that he has turned down the chance to work with current Liverpool manager Klopp twice.

Almost 700,000 Dreamers are at risk of losing deportation relief and work permits ― or already have ― because Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

He said Trump was "either misinformed or miseducated about Haiti and its people" and urged him to brush up on the Caribbean nation's history, noting that Haitians fought alongside Americans during the American revolution and abolished slavery years before the United States. They are doing nothing to fix DACA.

In light of Trump's apparent claim that he wants to prioritize people from countries like Norway, the uglier white nationalist cast of all of this is inescapable.

Consider the particulars of the current immigration talks, and Trump's response to them.

To Democrats and some historians, there is little dispute given the president's own words and actions.

Trump's allies have argued that the controversy over his remarks is overblown. The UN Human Rights spokesman, Rupert Colville also said the comments were nothing but racist, shocking and shameful. "I use those words advisably". He is far from it.

Durbin said that's when he told Trump about the numbers of people who hold temporary protected status from various countries, including Haiti.

Retired Ethiopian long-distance runner Haile Gebrselasse, who won his first 10,000 Olympic gold medal in the USA city of Atlanta in 1996, told Reuters Trump's comments did not reflect the views of all Americans.

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