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Trump meets with GOP Haitian-American congresswoman amid fallout from obscene remarks

Trump's remarks about African countries and Haiti were ripped by 54 African ambassadors to the UN on Jan. 13 2018 Trump's remarks about African countries and Haiti were ripped by 54 African ambassadors to the UN on Jan. 13 2018
Kenny Thornton | 17 January, 2018, 00:35

The US has stressed that it "deeply respects" SA and the rest of the continent‚ despite controversial comments attributed to President Donald Trump about African countries‚ officials said.

During an Oval Office appearance with the President of Kazakhstan Tuesday, President Donald Trump said he wants immigrants to come to the US from "everywhere".

Trump addressed the issue briefly as he arrived for dinner on Sunday at his private golf club with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.

"Whether you believe Trump is a racist or not, whether you think the president said "shithole" or "shithouse" or craphole" is not the point we should be debating.

Following the public outcry that met the remark, Trump Friday denied it, telling journalists that he's not a racist. "How many times do you want me to say that?" the Georgia senator told "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning. I understand that. But I'll tell you this: "I stand by every word I said about what was said and what happened". "You've seen the comments in the press".

Last Thursday in a meeting with Washington lawmakers regarding a discussion about protections for immigrants, Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as "shithole countries".

"He said, 'Haitians? Do we need more Haitians?' And then he went on when we started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bipartisan measure".

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As protests and condemnation continue to escalate, US diplomats are scrambling to try to fix the damage caused by President Donald Trump's reported "shithole" insult to African countries.

While defending himself against charges of racism, Trump tweeted that "the language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", referring to "shithole" accusations. "The exact word used by the president, not just once, but repeatedly". "Why don't we get more people from Norway?'" Durbin said. He said Durbin and Republican Sen.

"The biggest victor from the president's comments is China", Shea said.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) also backed up the president's denial Sunday while also blasting his colleague, Sen. "Come to the table and let's work together as Americans", he said.

"Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting", Trump tweeted Monday, using a nickname to needle the IL senator.

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond said that the Diversity Visa Program "greatly benefits immigrants from African countries and provides an opportunity for them to achieve the American Dream". Lindsey Graham had a message for the president. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" It was another apparent sign of Mr. Trump's lack of interest in diplomacy or foreign relations, in Africa as elsewhere.

The minister on Monday summoned the U.S. ambassador to clarify issues regarding the alleged "shithole" remark made by Trump. Botswana's foreign ministry earlier summoned the US ambassador in protest.

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