Are you a racist?' Trump questioned over 's***hole' remarks

Are you a racist?' Trump questioned over 's***hole' remarks

"On Twitter, Trump denied using the vulgarity to describe some nations, tweeting, "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

The Washington Post reported the comments Thursday.

Despite the back and forth regarding Trump's reported remarks, several lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have decried the language and condemned the comments.

They also spurred a harsh reaction from the United Nations, with rights office spokesman Rupert Colville describing them as "shocking and shameful". "You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "shitholes", whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome".

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee noted that Friday was the eighth anniversary of the Haiti natural disaster after Mr. Trump reportedly referred to the nation as one of a number of "sh*thole countries".

"This statement flies in the face of all accepted behaviour and practice".

Botswana's government yesterday summoned the USA ambassador to complain over remarks reportedly made by Trump.

The White House released a statement that did not deny the remarks.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" During a bipartisan meeting on immigration in the Oval Office, the lump of half-baked clay 60 million people voted for referred to some countries being discussed as "shitholes".

As Breitbart News reported, five years of chain migration to the USA adds more people to the country than one year of American births.

Haiti's government summoned charge d'affairs Robin Diallo, the top United States diplomat in the country, to respond.

But Trump has made off-the-wall racial comments like this before, according to Dr. Milliardaire Syverain, owner of the Shasa Medical Group, a skincare and weight loss clinic in Redwood City.

The White House went on to say Trump wants immigrants who can "contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation".

Why would people from Norway immigrate to the United States?

In exchange, the deal would end extended family "chain migration".

At this moment, our lawmakers are negotiating for a solution for DREAMers. "These are human beings, not commodities".

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

Trump's comments came during a ceremony in which he signed a proclamation honoring civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr., who died after an assassin shot him half a century ago.

But in another tweet on Friday the president denied that he insulted Haitians.

Reports of the president's language referring to people of colour from the other countries drew criticism from USA lawmakers of both major parties and critics overseas who said they could not be described as anything but racist. "They're shithole countries. We should have more people from Norway". "Following comments by the president, I said my piece directly to him yesterday".

In questioning "Why do we want all these people from Africa here?"

"We had a meeting", Graham said from Capitol Hill, "and I will tell you that I'm hopeful".

And Idaho Republican Mike Simpson told The Associated Press that Trump's remarks were "stupid and irresponsible and childish". Although it is being taken as a denial of the "sh*thole" comment, Mr. Trump did not specifically reference that phrase in his denial.

Editor's note: NPR has decided in this case to spell out the vulgar word that the president reportedly used because it meets our standard for use of offensive language. "We, along with the President, are committed to solving an issue many in Congress have failed to deliver on for decades".

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