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Trump Blames Democrats for Stalled Immigration Negotiations Amid Backlash for 'Shithole' Comments

Trump Blames Democrats for Stalled Immigration Negotiations Amid Backlash for 'Shithole' Comments Trump Blames Democrats for Stalled Immigration Negotiations Amid Backlash for 'Shithole' Comments
Manuel Armenta | 14 Enero, 2018, 12:08

The African Group of UN ambassadors said it was "extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks by the president of the United States of America as widely reported by the media".

Earlier this week, President Trump reportedly singled out Haiti as one of several "shithole" countries during a White House meeting with lawmakers to discuss immigration policy. "But it kind of didn't even surprise me", Antwi, who spent 12 months in Afghanistan while serving in the U.S. Army, told The News.

An emotional Sunny Hostin on "The View" Friday, noting that her husband's family is from Haiti, said she's always resisted labeling Trump because she couldn't look into his heart. Donald Trump, for his part, is golfing today.

Prominent Kenyan commentator Patrick Gathara told AFP that Trump's words were nothing new.

Naples-based organization Hope For Haiti was on the ground providing aid to the country during the disaster. "Since the beginning of his campaign I saw him as a racist".

"I don't think it makes it impossible, but I suspect the Democrats are sitting there going: 'Why would we want to compromise with him on anything?'" The deal also would include restrictions on a program allowing immigrants to bring some relatives to the U.S. "But if he keeps stealing things, he's a thief". The deal was a nonstarter for conservative senators at the meeting and also for Trump.

On Wednesday, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg had visited the White House and was praised by Trump for running a trade deficit with the United States and for buying US military equipment.

Citing people close to the President, Wolff has said the President has begun repeating three stories in conversations in less than 10 minutes, when he used to repeat stories in about a 30-minute window. Trump ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program last year but has given Congress until March 5 to find a way to keep it alive.

Historian Ibram X. Kendi, author of "Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History or Racist Ideas in America", said he notices a reluctance to use the term.

Trump's language triggered a barrage of criticism from both Democrats and Republicans. That's what this is really about.

Two other GOP Trump allies who attended the meeting - Sens. But he has received some blow-back there. In December, Yale psychiatry professor Dr. Bandy X. Lee briefed members of Congress on concerns about Trump's mental fitness to be president, despite advice from the American Psychiatric Association not to suggest a diagnosis of any mental health issue if the person has not personally examined the individual in question.

"This is not just a story about vulgar language", he said.

Ayene said the undiplomatic word used by the US President that shocked the diplomatic community across the globe will likely have a long-lasting impact.

US president Donald Trump has offered a partial denial in public over his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries - but privately defended them, according to an insider.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell wondered where some of his colleagues had been. "Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader McConnell cannot continue to claim ignorance and stay silent as President Trump denigrates allies and does lasting damage to our standing in the world".

The White House has dismissed questions about Trump's mental fitness, calling them "disgraceful and laughable".