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'It's racist': Haitians in Orlando react to President Trump's comment

14 January 2018

"That's when he used these vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from 'shitholes.' The exact word used by the president, not just once, but repeatedly", he said. "And this influencer said what needs to happen, and it's kind of-she made me laugh with it, but it's real".

US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said: "The first thing that came to mind was very unfortunate and unhelpful".

The president reportedly referred to African countries with a vulgarity during a meeting with bipartisan lawmakers on immigration.

He continued, "President Donald Trump's words describing the glorious people of Africa, El Salvador and Haiti is far worse than mere insensitivity or even nationalism".

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Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, called the White House to tell Trump that a bipartisan group of senators had struck a deal to put Dreamers on a path to citizenship, beef up border security and take other steps to change immigration laws. Trump told the group that "together we will build a relationship based on mutual respect", adding that they had a lot of "commonly shared values-maybe full shared values".

"President Trump brought everyone to the table this week and listened to both sides".

Trump's alleged statement also prompted outrage from the African Union (AU), the organization that includes all the 54 African UN states plus Western Sahara, which is not recognized by the UN.

South Carolina Republican Sen. He also denied reports that he said anything derogatory about Haiti. The president and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel.

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"But they have no confirmation yet", Saati said. But instead of winning Trump's support, as they had expected, the president launched into a broadside against immigration from Haiti and Africa. "And whether you vote for me or you don't vote for me, I really want to be your greatest champion, and I will be your champion whether you vote for me or not".

With Friday being the eight year anniversary of the catastrophic quake in Haiti, Jacques says it brings the conversation full circle - knowing many link those images of destruction and devastation, labeling the country, but he says it won't limit them. He has also considered recording all his meetings to prevent similar controversies in the future.

Fleischer, Fox News contributor and former White House press secretary under President George W. Bush, said on "Outnumbered Overtime" that Trump's blunt, politically incorrect talk has helped shake up Washington, D.C., but it's not always helpful to diplomacy and getting agreements done.

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'It's racist': Haitians in Orlando react to President Trump's comment