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Scholar offers historical context for president's alleged derogatory remarks

14 January 2018

On Thursday, Trump was meeting lawmakers to discuss a proposal for an immigration plan when he reportedly grew agitated as the conversation turned to citizens of Haiti and El Salvador, and immigrants from the African continent.

At first the White House did not deny that the remark was made.

The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations has demanded an apology from Donald Trump, after the USA president reportedly aimed a racist remark at some Caribbean nations and Africa.

"The African Union mission to the United Nations is extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks attributed to the USA president as widely reported by the media", Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Ghana's ambassador to the United Nations, said on Friday. Richard Durbin of IL - after Trump reportedly made the comment at an Oval Office meeting, where he was also is claimed to have said disparaging things about Haitian immigrants.

President Donald Trump suggested the USA should bring more immigrants from Norway and not "shithole countries".

Trump denied on Friday using such derogatory language, but he was widely condemned in many African countries and in Haiti and El Salvador, and by worldwide rights organisations.

His administration late previous year announced it would end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti, potentially forcing tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants to either leave the USA or live in the shadows.

"When Trump uttered his vulgar attacks yesterday against Haitians and Africans, he exposed the white supremacy at the core of USA policy towards Haiti", the statement said.

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Cotton and Perdue released a joint statement saying "we do not recall the president saying these comments specifically". Lindsey Graham went to the White House to make their presentation at about noon Thursday. In 2015, America transacted US$37 billion in business with sub-Saharan Africa, US$7.6 billion with El Salvador and US$2 billion with Haiti, a country still ravaged by history as well as the after effects of the devastating 2010 quake.

Mr Trump tweeted yesterday: "The language used by me at the Daca meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".

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"Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?" he asked, according to multiple sources present at the White House meeting. "We should be talking about how we bring people together", Pugh said. "This isn't just a story about vulgar language, it's about opening the door to humanity's worst side, about validating and encouraging racism and xenophobia", United Nations human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said.

Meanwhile, Twitter users were not impressed with the president's "shithead" explanation for the controversial remarks and lack of an apology.

The presidents conflicting positions on immigration and his repulsive remarks place a heavier burden on members of Congress to negotiate their own deal and to stand against the presidents language.

Another Republican, Representative Mia Love of Utah, is a child of Haitian immigrants. Instead they continued to defend him by saying the president wants to invite skilled and educated people to the U.S. and they went on a tangent about illegal immigration which was not even the topic of the show.

Scholar offers historical context for president's alleged derogatory remarks