Vatican paper calls 's---hole' remarks 'harsh and offensive'

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2018

Maine's Congressional Delegation is criticizing vulgar remarks President Donald Trump made during an Oval Office meeting on Thursday during a discussion of immigration policy, reportedly using an expletive to describe Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.

"I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our President speak yesterday", declared Mr Durbin.

US President Donald Trump denied Friday making "derogatory" comments about the people of Haiti, one of several places he was quoted as describing as "shithole countries" in remarks that triggered global outrage.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", he tweeted.

Republican Senators David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who both attended the meeting, said in a statement they did not "recall the president saying these comments specifically".

"My colleague, Republican Sen".

Trump followed up his lovely and considered "shithole" remark with another question: why don't more people from countries like Norway come here?

"These insulting and reprehensible statements in no way reflect the virtues of wisdom, restraint and discernment that must be cultivated by any high political authority", the Haitian government statement said, adding that it was "profoundly outraged and shocked by the tenor of the remarks" that "at a minimum are disrespectful and insulting". I was very proud of him, it took courage for what he did.

So, to get clarity, CNN analyst April Ryan shouted, "Mr. President, are you a racist", at the end of the signing of a proclamation to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Trump had said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers. "He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly". "That's why we need to move from family based to merit based immigration & why we should eliminate country of origin based diversity visa".

"The Government of Botswana is wondering why President Trump must use this descriptor and derogatory word when talking about countries with whom the USA has had cordial and mutually beneficial relations for so many years", wrote the Botswana Ministry of International Affairs in a statement. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" he wrote.

Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), however, said Trump did make the comments.

The White House did not deny the comments.

The group of senators had come to the White House to discuss a potential compromise on immigration.

Another black lawmaker, Cedric Richmond, a Democrat, said the comments were "further proof that his Make America Great Again agenda is really a Make America White Again agenda".

The United Nations (UN) in a strongly-worded statement said the USA president's remark was purely racist, while the Vatican has described it as offensive.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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