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Trump's Vulgar Comments on Africa, Haiti Shameful — UN Official

14 Enero 2018, 03:03 | Crisanna Felipe

Trump's Vulgar Comments on Africa, Haiti Shameful — UN Official

Trump's Vulgar Comments on Africa, Haiti Shameful — UN Official

But Botswana's government called Trump's comment "reprehensible and racist", saying the US ambassador had been summoned to clarify whether the country was regarded so poorly after years of cordial relations.

While many Republican lawmakers stayed quiet on Trump's remarks, Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, called them "unfortunate" and "unhelpful", noting in an interview on CNN that his family had emigrated to the United States from Ireland to help build the nation's railroads.

El Salvador's foreign minister said a formal protest had been made over the comments attributed to Trump.

Robert Jackson, the current US ambassador to Ghana, told Ghanaian reporters previous year the election of Trump would not change the relationship between the United States and African nations.

Trump disputes some of the accounts of the Oval Office exchange reported by others in the room but hasn't denied using an expletive to describe African countries or the overall tenor of his comments.

Former UN Ambassador Samantha Power.


The Post, which cited people briefed on the meeting, quoted Trump as asking why the United States attracted immigrants from "shithole countries" such as African nations, Haiti or El Salvador, rather than - for instance - wealthy and overwhelmingly white Norway. "The African Union, through its member States, values the strategic partnership with the U.S".

The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations have issued an extraordinary statement condemning the "outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks" by U.S. president Donald Trump, and demanded a retraction and apology.

But Trump has always been accused of being racist, going back to the 1970s when he was accused of keeping blacks and Hispanics from renting apartments. He aggressively pushed for the death penalty for a group of black and Latino teenagers who were accused of raping a white woman in Central Park but later exonerated. These are not the principles that have made America the beacon of hope for millions of people from every single country.

Large sections of Americans have also expressed indignation at the remarks of the US President.

Trump's comments were "shocking and shameful" and "I'm sorry, but there's no other word one can use but racist", said a spokesman for the United Nations human rights office, Rupert Colville. "It's been one divisive statement, one racist statement after another. I don't get that", said No. 2 Senate Republican John Cornyn of Texas. "But it kind of didn't even surprise me", Antwi, who spent 12 months in Afghanistan while serving in the U.S. Army, told The News.

Questions about his physical fitness have trailed him since the campaign, when his personal physician proclaimed he would be the "healthiest individual ever elected" if he won. He said there were "very fine people on both sides" after violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, left one counter-protester dead.

The remarks, Mr Durbin said, were "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content". "No, I'm not surprised".

This is the type of thing, activists, religious leaders and scholars say, that puts Trump's presidency in direct conflict with the legacy of King, who was assassinated April 4, 1968 while trying to make America a more inclusive society. "But I do expect more from the church and from Christian leaders". "It doesn't matter where you come from, you are accepted, here not so much".

When a Democratic senator raised protections for Haitian immigrants, the Post said Trump responded: "Why do we need more Haitians?" adding: "Take them out".

In 2008, Hillary Clinton, then hoping to become the Democratic presidential candidate, had said that the USA could "totally obliterate" Iran, a country with a population of 73 million at the time. "Enough is enough!" he tweeted.

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