Slurring nations with vulgar language crosses a line

Lawrence Kim
January 13, 2018

Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin of IL on Friday said Trump had indeed made the comments about 's***hole countries'.

Trump signed a proclamation to honor Martin Luther King Day on Friday, and a video shows Ryan asking him a couple of questions when he finished. Tim Scott to speak out against Trump's "vile and racist language" he allegedly used in referring to Haiti and African nations, according to a press release from the group. But I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday.

He said Americans were celebrating that "self-evident truth" that "no matter what the colour of our skin or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by God".

"President Trump has been and is a racist".

The Washington Post first reported Trump's vulgar remarks Thursday.

According to The Washington Post, some lawmakers in the room were taken aback by Trump's remarks. While some congressional Republicans from NY unequivocally criticized Trump, others have taken his vague semi-denials at face value. "Given historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the U.S. as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behaviour and practice", AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said.

Trump reportedly referred to a series of nations as "shithole countries" during a closed-door Oval Office meeting with lawmakers Thursday about a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, questioning why the United States was not welcoming more people from Norway, as opposed to Haiti, El Salvador and other African countries.

It's been widely reported that President Trump asked during immigration negotiations between congressional leaders why are we letting people from "sh*thole countries" to come here.

Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, on Friday told reporters that Trump questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and that he referenced "shithole countries" in Africa. He said these hate-filled things. "They are coming from either rural areas or they are [the product of fathers holding] lower skilled laborer positions in cities", she says. 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".

In other words, we feel there is misinformation as to who we are as a community.

Jeffress also said he was "grateful" to have Trump as president and thanked him for the "courage" to protect the U.S. Trump allegedly questioned why the US doesn't admit more immigrants from countries like Norway, whose prime minister visited the White House this week. "Take them out", Trump was quoted as saying. CNNs Kaitlan Collins spoke with White House staffers who predicted that “it will actually resonate with his base, not alienate it, much like his attacks on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem did.” Another former official with the administration rationalized the comments to BuzzFeed by pointing out that “theres a large segment of voters who it resonates with as anti-P.C.

Cuba's Foreign Ministry "strongly" condemned Friday night the "racist, denigrating and gross" statements by U.S. President Donald Trump on Haiti, El Salvador and African states.

"Local news was more headline-circumspect, with WWL-TV and WGNO-TV opting for "s--hole", WDSU-TV going for "[expletive]" and WVUE-TV settling on "Trump comment". "When you think about immigrants from Norway and immigrants from Haiti, or African countries, what's the difference except skin color?" she questioned.

“The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used, ” Trump tweeted. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA! He tweets that it would force the U.S.

But defending what until now has seemed indefensible has been part of supporting Trump since the earliest days of his campaign.

Second, is that Durbin is not the most reliable source when it comes to White House meetings. "I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs".

On Friday morning, Trump appeared to deny he made the "shithole" comment.

White House spokesman Raj Shad defended the president but did not directly deny his remarks. Botswana, one of the most successful African countries, summoned the USA ambassador to receive an official complaint.

Trump's contemptuous description of an entire continent startled lawmakers in the meeting and immediately revived charges of racism.

He will always reject temporary, weak and risky stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans, and undercut immigrants who seek a better life in the United States through a legal pathway.

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