According to The Washington Post, during an Oval Office meeting on Thursday with us senators to discuss the status of some immigrants in the country, President Trump described Haiti, El Salvador and unspecified African countries as "shitholes".
According to two sources, at Thursday's meeting the president questioned why the U.S. would want to accept immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "sh**hole countries".
The global community was also quick to respond to the reported comments, with Djenane Gourgue, of the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, saying she is not letting Trump's remarks affect her anymore, adding "his actions can probably hurt more".
"Shithole? Thought they said he was so impressed with us just last September?" He then reportedly asked why the United States didn't bring in more immigrants from a country like Norway. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"
A Haitian immigrant who lives in Maryland says he hopes most Americans see it differently. "I'm sorry, but there's no other word one can use but racist", Colville said.
"The African Union mission to the United Nations is extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks attributed to the USA president as widely reported by the media", Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Ghana's ambassador to the United Nations, said on Friday. "We ask him to clarify why citizens of one country are "more desirable" than those of another and why the USA does 'not need more Haitians".
The United States embassy in Accra, has said the USA has great respect for the people of the African continent.
Controversy is swirling about claims that President Donald Trump made a vulgar comment about struggling countries and their immigrants. The details of the proposal have not been publicised, but the President said: "The so-called bipartisan DACA deal. was a big step backwards. Sorry, but there is no other word one can use but 'racist, '" said Rupert Colville, spokesman for United Nations rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.
"With the statement that he made, it was very clear to us that there is a racial basis for those decisions, even going so far as racist", Labossiere said.
In a separate statement, the African Union, which represents all 55 countries on the continent, also condemned the reported remark and called for both a retraction and "an apology not only to the Africans but to all people of African descent around the globe". He said Trump's comment "not only insulted Africans, he has also insulted African-Americans".
"Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and U.S. would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly". I want safety and security for our people.