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Trump's 's**thole' remark draws outrage in Africa

14 January 2018

After an emergency session to discuss Mr Trump's remarks, a group of 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations said it was "concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the U.S. administration toward Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of colour".

In his meeting with a group of senators, Mr Trump had questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to one participant and others who had been briefed on the remarkable Oval Office conversation.

A source familiar with Thursday's meeting said the President did not refer to Haiti as a "shithole" country, though he did say it about countries in Africa.

Hillary Clinton posted a response Friday to President Trump's "shithole countries" remark from an Oval Office meeting a day earlier.

His remarks have quickly spread around the world, provoking strong reactions, including those from the United Nations.

"President Trump said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist", said Sen.

El Salvador's government sent the USA a formal letter of protest that said the president had "implicitly" accepted the use of "harsh terms detrimental to the dignity of El Salvador and other countries".

Outrage continues to grow over comments President Donald Trump denies he made about African countries and Haiti.

The Trump administration has announced its intention to end temporary protections for Salvadorans and Haitians who have lived in the US since natural disasters in their countries more than a decade ago, as well as President Obama's deportation relief for people brought to the USA illegally as children.

"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". "There is no other word one can use but 'racist'".

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On the one hand, we've got words from President Trump - harsh words to be sure, crude even, but words nonetheless, even provably accurate ones.

Civil rights stalwart Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia truly believes that after President Donald Trump's latest round of controversial and racist statements that racism is in Trump's DNA.

After white supremacists protested in Charlottesville in August 2017, Trump defended them, saying they included "some very fine people". As for Africa, he asked why more people from "shithole countries" should be allowed into the USA, the sources said.

Mr. Mahama condemned the reported comments and urged the African Union to take action following these developments.

Trump on Friday also denied demanding that Haitians be removed from negotiations about protected status for people from certain countries.

They posted family photos on social media and proudly noted immigrant relatives. The Trump administration is ending those protections for people from Haiti, El Salvador and Nicaragua, and suggested it will do the same for Hondurans.

All 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations issued an extraordinary statement saying they were concerned about the "continuing and growing trend from the U.S. administration towards Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of color".

On Friday, several black supporters and advisers to Trump vouched for his commitment to the black community after a White House event honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

It further called for the US President to issue an apology for the hurtful remarks not only to Africans but people of African descent across the globe.

In the speech, he said he saw Africa "as a fundamental part of our interconnected world" where Africans were "partners with America on behalf of the future we want for all of our children".

Trump's 's**thole' remark draws outrage in Africa