'Shithole' epithet turned immigration debate into new Trump drama

S--HOLE COUNTRIES’ President Trump is under fire for comments on immigrants from Haiti El Salvador and African nations. According to reports Trump asked ‘Why are we having all these people from s--hole countries come here

'Shithole' epithet turned immigration debate into new Trump drama

The African Union's mission to the U.S.in Washington, D.C. said Friday it was "frankly alarmed" and shared its "shock, dismay and outrage" following President Donald Trump's remarks on immigration from El Salvador, Haiti and the African continent, a group he called "shithole countries".

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

CNN news host Anderson Cooper has hit out at President Trump in an emotional speech in defence of Haiti after reports Trump questioned why the United States would accept more immigrants from "s***hole countries" in Africa. The president then suggested that the United States should "bring more people from countries like Norway".

Donald Trump has backtracked on his denial that he described some African nations as "shitholes".

Rosen said there are jobs and opportunities in the USA for the 50,000 people who left Haiti.

Siplin's district includes Orlando's tourist district, where many Haitian immigrants are employed. In a private meeting in June of a year ago, Mr. Trump said immigrants from Haiti "all have AIDS".

On people from Haiti: "While Haitian immigrants typically arrive in the United States with lower levels of education and income than the general population, they sacrifice as parents to scrap and save and to ensure that their children can make the most of the opportunity to be here".

Mr Trump also denied saying "anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

In a series of tweets, Trump said: "The language used by me at the DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!" he said in one of the tweets. Trump denies using the word "shithole" including towards Haiti, which is marking the eighth anniversary of a devastating quake.

Botswana was the first country to condemn the attack.

He later added, "I thought he misspoke, and, as I said, I think President Trump is not a racist, but I do think he is racially uninformed". It'll become great when the country welcomes people seeking economic stability and a chance at the American dream, and families fleeing violence seeking a new, safe home simply because it's the right thing to do. "And this influencer said what needs to happen, and it's kind of-she made me laugh with it, but it's real".

Media reports said Trump used the offensive term when Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham reported to him on a newly-written immigration bill.

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