Brooklyn Politicians Respond To Trump's "Shithole Countries" Comment

Brooklyn Politicians Respond To Trump's

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied a derogatory comment that he is alleged to have made against some Central American and African countries that triggered an global outrage for its racist undertones.

During a White House meeting Thursday on immigration reform, President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African nations as "sh**hole countries".

In another Twitter post, the president wrote that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very troubled and poor country". Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire said no one at the White House denied "that he used these vulgar terms to describe these immigrants".

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Orange County Commissioner Victoria Siplin, who is of Haitian ancestry, said Friday that Trump is misinformed about the island nation, the first independent country founded by freed slaves. Senator Dick Durbin said Friday he witnessed what happened at a meeting with the president regarding a bipartisan compromise on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and confirmed the president used that language repeatedly.

The church says they have been working with refugees in Haiti since the island was struck by a 7.0 magnitude quake that killed more than 220,000 people in 2010.


"It is not true", said Durbin, who was one of the lawmakers at the Oval Office meeting.

Last fall, the Department of Homeland Security canceled the Temporary Protected Status for Haitian immigrants. Trump said. "Take them out".

Q. "If [President Trump] did in fact say what's being alleged, how would that stack up against... incendiary comments that other presidents have made?"

Thousands of African and Haitian immigrants call North Texas home, and many were shocked and disappointed in the comments.

He also highlighted the contrast between Trump's praise for Africa a year ago when he met leaders from the continent on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

"Mr. President, are you a racist?" she asked. The president said he has a wonderful relationship with Haitians and suggested future meetings probably should be recorded.

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