No One Is Coming to Save Us From Trump's Racism

U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday

Trump made the remarks Thursday during a meeting with lawmakers in the Oval Office who discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan deal on the status of undocumented young USA immigrants, The Washington Post reported.

Adonia Simpson, a program director with the nonprofit Americans for Immigrant Justice, said Trump's remarks had filled Miami's Haitian community with "a lot of disappointment, hurt and anger".

The resolution was passed unanimously after four hours of discussions.

"Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behavior and practice", AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said. "Why don't we get more people from Norway?'" Durbin told reporters in Chicago.

The African ambassadors issued the statement following an emergency meeting after Mr Trump used vulgar language to reject an immigration bill, asking why the United States would take in more people from Haiti and "s***hole countries" in Africa. On Friday he denied using that language.

Rodriguez said that calling Trump's comments racist "is shameful".

"You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "shitholes" whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome", he added.

It came after the fake-news purveyor known as the Washington Post reported that Trump referred to some Third World nations as "shithole countries" while in a closed-door meeting.

"He has not only insulted Africans, he has also insulted African-Americans", said Sylvester Odion Akhaine, associate professor of global relations at the Lagos State University in Nigeria.

Trump was widely derided previous year after twice referring to Namibia as "Nambia" at the September meeting.

Social media users across the continent posted images of modern skylines and lovely nature from their countries with the hashtag "s***hole".

"The point is, if you have a Ph.D., I don't care what country you're from, we want you", Barry Bennett, a former Trump adviser, told The Hill newspaper. Senator Durbin, a close associate of Barack Hussein Obama took a "shot" at him accusing President Trump of being a racist.

"He said: 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country".

"This is no different from what Hollywood and Western media have been saying about Africa for decades".

On that basis, Trinidad and Tobago must make its voice heard alongside all those who insist on a standard to which countries should be held in dealing with each other, whatever their differences. Today it is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

Senegal's President, Macky Sall, said in a tweet that he was "shocked by the words of President Trump on Haiti and Africa".

The official said each envoy should note what an honor it is to be in their post and how much they value the relationship with the people of their host country.

Critics of the president, including some in his own Republican Party, attacked the vulgar comments he made behind closed doors.

Nevertheless, the uproar has revived attention on previous remarks by Trump that have ignited accusations of racism.

"It is thanks to our African leaders that we are insulted that way", she said.

Taking those cues, a bipartisan group of six Senate lawmakers hashed out a deal that addressed those issues and provided legal protections for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the children without proper authorization. Meanwhile, Trump's actions are actually provably helping minorities in America with, you know, real things that minorities need, like jobs and stuff.

South African comedian Trevor Noah, star of "The Daily Show", described himself as an offended citizen of "South S***hole" and also criticised Trump's preferred choice of Norway for immigrants.



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