Hillary Clinton calls Trump's views "ignorant" and "racist" after president's "sh*thole" comment

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During the moment of silence in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, President Jovenel Moise placed the first stone for the construction of a new National Palace, which was destroyed in the quake, after denouncing Trump's comments as "racist" earlier Friday.

"Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, said he heard Trump repeatedly refer to African countries as "****holes", at a Thursday meeting.

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

Although it is being taken as a denial of the "sh*thole" comment, Mr. Trump did not specifically reference that phrase in his denial.

The ambassadors did not consult their governments before issuing the resolution, he said, adding that some could now expect to receive phone calls from their capitals because of the text's strong tone. "The sentiment the president expressed today is a racist sentiment". "Then the influencer said you also need to call the telephone company, tie up the lines and call the telephone company talking about 'I need to have my worldwide phone plan include S-hole'".

"For years I and others have been trying to tell you, the American people, this man was exhibiting bigoted behavior".

Two Republican Senators, Tom Cotton (AR) and David Purdue (GA), claim they do not recall those comments. "If he's walking around with white supremacists and supporting them, this kind of talk doesn't surprise me".

"Those comments are, frankly, disgusting", Lemon continued.

Sean Penn is speaking out following Donald Trump's "disgraceful" comments about immigrants from Haiti and Africa.

"His supporters made excuses, continue to make excuses for him". "I don't think this will just blow over. Sorry, but there is no other word one can use but 'racist, '" said Rupert Colville, spokesman for United Nations rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. "(Extended silence.) I can't say that". But you can go read a history book.

"We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful", Afuko-Addo's tweet also said.

"Here's why I'm not outraged: People of color warned you", Lemon concluded.

"The Africa we know and live in is one that is recovering economically and rising", it added.

Trump tweeted Friday that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians" and praised his relationship with people from the country.

"President Trump brought everyone to the table this week and listened to both sides". He has also considered recording all his meetings to prevent similar controversies in the future.

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