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14 Enero 2018, 10:58 | Crisanna Felipe
Trump uses slur to describe immigrants from Haiti Africa
The African Union, a group representing the continent's countries, issued a blistering statement demanding that President Donald Trump retract and apologize for comments referring to African nations as "shitholes".
Trump's insults - along with his rejection of the bipartisan immigration deal drafted by six senators- also threatened to further complicate efforts to extend protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom were brought to the country as children and now are here illegally.
Trump's reportedly crude outburst against migrants from the African continent and Haiti have set off a firestorm of global rebuke.
The Vatican newspaper on Friday branded U.S. President Donald Trump'sreported comments about African countries and Haiti as "particularly harsh and offensive".
African Union ambassadors to the United Nations have demanded an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his racist remark on the people of Africa.
Trump tweeted a convoluted denial early Friday but Democratic Senator Dick Durbin pushed back, saying the president repeatedly used the term "shithole" during a Thursday White House meeting on immigration reform.
Trumps lies are so numerous and patent that even members of his own team chose silence and equivocation when asked to respond to his latest insulting reference to African countries as sh-hole countries and his objection to allowing Haitians into the US.
Trump reportedly used the word "s**thole" to describe Haiti and El Salvador, as also African countries, while discussing immigration issues with U.S. lawmakers on Thursday.
Senegal's President, Macky Sall, said in a tweet that he was "shocked by the words of President Trump on Haiti and Africa". In their recent book, "Let Trump Be Trump", former top campaign aides Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie described the four major food groups on Trump's campaign plane as "McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke".
Lawmakers are under a March 5 deadline to write legislation to fix the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA.
This week, Trump once again proved just how racist his thoughts and actions were when discussing Haiti and African countries.
But aside from that word, what the president said was a big, big deal, something that can't be ignored.
"We must settle the fate of Dreamers and as the meeting at the White House showed, passing DACA protections into law is within reach", said U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. "The Wall was not properly funded, Chain and Lottery were made worse and the US would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries".
"Why do we need more Haitians?" they also reported Trump as saying.
El Salvador's government sent the U.S. 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".
"You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "shitholes" whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome", Rupert Colville, spokesman for the United Nations human rights office, told reporters in Geneva.
While some of his evangelical backers expressed support for his leadership, other conservative Christians are calling the president racist and that church leaders had a moral imperative to condemn him. Trump allegedly said, according to The Post.
His comment that some of the hateful white supremacist demonstrators who turned up in Charlottesville, Va., were "fine people".
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"We still think we can get there", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at the daily White House news briefing.
He was referring to January 19, when funds for operating federal agencies expires. So Graham and Durbin have been working tirelessly on a compromise bill that can win Republican and Democratic votes, and whether it can advance on Capitol Hill depends heavily on whether it receives Trump's blessing. I could tell you how I have spent an inordinate amount of time and energy, throughout my life, educating people about Haiti and disabusing them of the damaging, incorrect notions they have about the country of my parents' birth.
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