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Civil Rights icon: Trump's profane comments about immigrants were 'despicable'

13 January 2018

All 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations decried Donald Trump's reported remarks as "outrageous, racist, and xenophobic" on Friday, a day after U.S. media reported that Trump had referred to African states, Haiti, and El Salvador as "s***hole countries".

In a Twitter message Friday, the former president accused Mr Trump of pursuing a policy of making America "White Again" instead of "Great Again".

Controversy is swirling about claims that President Donald Trump made a vulgar comment about struggling countries and their immigrants.

The union also demanded that Trump formally retract the statement and deliver "an apology not only to the Africans but to all people of African descent around the globe". He suggested in a statement Friday that the President had said something questionable, but Graham did not directly say Trump had used the term "shithole" to describe African countries.

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Trump on Thursday reportedly questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa. Some media outlets also reported that Trump said in reference to Haitians, "take them out".

Trump says Friday: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".

Speaker Paul Ryan says President Donald Trump's use of the vulgarity was "very unfortunate, unhelpful".

Andrew Young was the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations during President Jimmy Carter's administration. "It is a nation that helped keep America free at a time when we were very weak", said Young.

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The president said at the White House that "love was central" to the slain civil rights leader. "Knowing that there are people living there, we have feelings. America deserves better, and when I'm governor, I'll protect immigrant families and make IL a welcoming state for all".

Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, who was in the meeting, said the reports were correct.

Trump is under fire for reportedly using an expletive to describe African nations during a meeting with seven lawmakers discussing immigration. One, as a candidate, he did go to Little Haiti in Miami to address the community.

There's no doubt as to the racist nature of the comment.

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Civil Rights icon: Trump's profane comments about immigrants were 'despicable'