Haitian-American, Md. Lawmakers React To President's Comments On Immigrants


"The African Union mission to the United Nations is extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks attributed to the U.S. president as widely reported by the media", Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Ghana's ambassador to the United Nations, said on Friday.

She said she still has faith that Trump will deliver on immigration and follow through on the promises he made during the 2016 campaign, but she wants to see him get more support from Congress.

The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations has demanded an apology from Donald Trump, after the U.S. president reportedly aimed a racist remark at some Caribbean nations and Africa.

"Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country", he tweeted. He's said to have questioned why the United States would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "s--hole countries" in Africa.

"We don't expect that to come from the top leader of our nation".

Trump lashed out Thursday about a potential deal on immigration that includes protections for Haitians and for people from some African nations.

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", White House spokesperson Raj Shah said in a statement.

The president responded on Twitter, saying the language he used at the DACA meeting was tough, but it was not the language he used.

Trump reportedly asked, "Why are we having all these people from s--hole countries come here".

Senate colleague Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) said that Graham told him that the reports concerning the insults were "basically accurate". "We should have more people from Norway". To no surprise, the president started tweeting this morning, denying that he used those words.

'My colleague, Republican senator Lindsey Graham of SC, spoke up and made a direct comment on what the president said, ' Durbin said in the Capitol, CNN reported. "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians".

Mr. Trump has denied using that language but others present say he did.

Trump defended his "tough" rhetoric on immigration, but said he didn't say anything derogatory toward immigrants. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" the president added. Trump reportedly said. "Take them out".

As condemnation of Trump's latest comments poured in from around the world Friday, the president canceled a planned visit to London, where opposition to his presence has increased. "It's now, I think, our responsibility to say that his comments don't represent America", said Sen.

"It's one thing to ask if he's a racist and that's OK, but the next thing is, since this continues to happen there needs to be something to dynamic, some kind of leverage", Ryan said. The president of the United States is racist.

"I find President Trump's reported comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries unacceptable and inaccurate", Siplin said.

Over the past few months, Comey - who was sacked by Trump in May a year ago - has become the king of the subtweet on Twitter, frequently throwing shade at the president over the political news of the day.