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Trump pushes back on Haiti comment
14 January 2018, 03:58 | Glen Norman
Trump pushes back on Haiti comment
His administration late previous year announced it would end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti, potentially forcing tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants to either leave the USA or live in the shadows. The media include The Washington Post and The New York Times newspapers and broadcaster CNN. And this vulgar language at a meeting about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca or Dreamers) programme! She recounted her parents' journey from Haiti and their experience in the United States.
In Haiti, on the eighth anniversary of a devastating quake that killed about 220,000 people, the government also summoned the top United States diplomat for an explanation, while the Haitian ambassador to Washington called for an apology.
Speaking in London, Ont., Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he would not "opine on what the president may or may not have said" but called Canada a country of openness and respect.
On Friday Morning, Trump tweeted: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".
"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". Never said "take them out".
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The comment "truly flies in the face of accepted behavior and practice", said Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for AU chief Moussa Faki.
The UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) has denounced President Trump's remarks as "shocking and shameful", and "racist". South Africa's ruling African National Congress said his comment is "extremely offensive".
"For once, we are all on the same page", an ambassador told AFP.
Sylvester Odion Akhaine teaches global relations at the Lagos State University in Nigeria.
He also highlighted the contrast between Mr Trump's praise for Africa a year ago when he met leaders from the continent on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
"The President's comments damaged us greatly".
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Durbin explained they were in the US because they had been "the victims of crises and disasters and political upheaval". But the suggestion Trump directed his wrath at these nations or their governments rather than their residents who are desperate to escape to a better life here is at odds with his record and with the message received by those in the room. But Democrats were not the only ones objected. "Why do we want all these people from shithole countries?".
DACA protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation. "Enough is enough. Silence is complicity", she said. On Twitter, Trump called himself a "very stable genius". "We are not from "s-thole" countries", he said. George Grow was the editor.
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