All African countries at the United Nations unanimously demanded Friday that US President Donald Trump retract and apologize for his reported denunciation of immigration from "shithole" nations.
"It's quite clear that he sees black people as lesser", McWhorter said.
Pierre Labossiere was aghast when, during immigration discussions in the Oval Office Thursday, President Donald Trump questioned why the USA should admit immigrants from Haiti and Africa, calling them "shithole countries".
Trump reportedly made the remarks at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday and a USA senator who attended the gathering said on Friday that the president used "vile, vulgar" language, including repeatedly using the word "s***hole".
Norwegians have also been tweeting about why they will not be moving to the United States.
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El Salvador, also facing an end to protected status for its 200,000 citizens living in the United States, sent a formal letter of protest to the U.S. government over the comments.
"Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and United States of America would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly", Trump wrote.
The president on Friday denied saying "anything derogatory", though he did acknowledge on Twitter that: "The language used by me. was tough".
But Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who also attended the meeting on immigration, said Friday that the president had used the expletive several times, and had said "things which were hate-filled, vile and racist". The president said he has a wonderful relationship with Haitians and suggested future meetings probably should be recorded. What Trump did do, they said, was "call out the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest".
Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from IL who was at the White House meeting, publicly confirmed on Friday the earlier news reports of Mr. Trump's use of the word "shithole" to refer to entire countries and their inhabitants.
Durbin said Trump specifically asked, "Do we need more Haitians?" before launching into a diatribe about African immigration.
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"We should have more people from Norway", Trump allegedly said. I've always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals.
Trump's statements, first reported by The Washington Post, have drawn widespread outrage.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, the most powerful Republican in the House, called the president's comments "unfortunate" and "unhelpful". Trump said, according to people familiar with the meeting.
Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), often a Trump ally, said that "President Trump's comment regarding certain immigrant groups was clearly wrong" and he praised the contributions of Salvadoran and Haitian communities.
The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations called President Donald's comments in an immigration meeting on Thursday racist. Robert Chiponda, a communications consultant in Lusaka, said he never took Trump seriously.
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