Trump denies demeaning remarks against African nations


Trump denies demeaning remarks against African nations

President Jovenel Moise led a ceremony in Port-au-Prince on Friday to mark the eighth anniversary of Haiti's devastating quake, sidelining alleged remarks made by President Donald Trump that reportedly described the Caribbean country as a "shithole". "But I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken words that I personally heard our President speak yesterday". "He said those hate-filled words".

Africans were also shocked on Friday to find President Donald Trump had finally taken an interest in their continent. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!" the president tweeted. On Friday (local time) the President tweeted that his language was "tough" but insisted he did not say anything derogatory about Haiti aside from noting it's a poor country.

"Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday (Thursday)". Made up by Dems.

Klepper continued: "I know what you're thinking: What do Norwegians have that Haitians and Africans don't?"

Saati, a member of the Republican Party, received Trump during his campaign visit to South Florida.

The reported remarks have piqued outrage from Capitol Hill to capitals around the globe. The government of Botswana issued a statement Friday, condemning the remarks, calling them "irresponsible, reprehensible and racist", and urging other nations to take a stand against Trump's remarks.

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) expect to formally introduce the censure resolution after lawmakers return from the Martin Luther King Jr. "This is the president of the United States, the leader of the free world, making these racist statements".

However, Trump has since denied using the words on Twitter.

Meanwhile government of Botswana has summoned the U.S. ambassador of its country to express its displeasure at the comments and asked the ambassador to clarify if Botswana "is regarded as a "shithole" country" in lieu of the alleged comments from President Trump. "I think it fundamentally poisons the relationship with numerous countries", Peter Lewis, director of African Studies at Johns Hopkins University, told CNN.