Trump slams protections for immigrants from 'shithole countries'

Trump slams protections for immigrants from 'shithole countries'

Trump slams protections for immigrants from 'shithole countries'

Acosta said the word at least three times on-air. "Racism is a question of power, not a question of attitude", he said. There are more than 350,000 United States residents who come from Nigerian descent according to the American Community Survey, among them celebrity Uzo Aduba and some famous National Basketball Association players. When he got to Haiti, Trump asked why the United States wants more people from Haiti and African countries.

Democrats in Congress seized on the president's comments, and the Congressional Black Caucus said the remarks are, "further proof that his Make America Great Again agenda is really a Make America White Again agenda".

On Friday, Mr Trump also tweeted: "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country", and claimed: "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians".

An attendee proposed restoring protections to citizens of Haiti, El Salvador and African nations, after which the president "grew frustrated" and responded, "Why are we having all these people from sh-thole countries come here?" "I can't understand how someone goes from making a statement in Little Haiti saying "I want to be the biggest champion of Haiti" to calling Haiti a 's***hole.' It makes me sick". "I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs". Tens of thousands of Haitians and Nicaraguans have also seen protections removed.

However, not everyone condemned the president's remarks.

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But some White House staffers are unfazed by the remark because they believe it will resonate with Trump's supporters, CNN's Kaitlan Collins reported.

Trump's remarks come as Haiti prepares to commemorate eight years since a 7.0-magnitude natural disaster killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced many more.

Outlets famous for censoring profanity chose to print his description of certain countries where immigrants come to the U.S. as a "shithole". I represent Florida, and we are an awesome melting pot where over 250 languages are spoken. He had met Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg earlier this week.

President Donald Trump on Thursday used a vulgarity to describe Haiti and African nations while meeting in the Oval Office with lawmakers about an immigration deal that would among other things cut back the visa lottery that has led to emigration from those countries, several news reports said. The person said the language was salty on both sides.

The internet is in strong knee-jerk reaction mode to comments that, as of right now, President Donald Trump only allegedly said. "This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation", said Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah), whose parents came to America from Haiti.

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