Did Botswana Condemn Trump's Alleged 'Shithole' Slur Toward African Countries?


The Government of Botswana is wondering why President Trump, must use this descriptor and derogatory word, when talking about countries with whom the U.S. has had cordial and mutually beneficial bilateral relations for so many years.

He turned to Twitter to state: "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

She said that while the president and critics may argue over what was said in the DACA meeting, many in the immigrant community will remember the initial vulgar quote that was reported. "I expect that our assistance program would continue pretty much as they are", Jackson told Joy News.

Other Haitians in South Florida called the words from the president hurtful. Calls racist language heartbreaking. Why should we accept any less from the President of the United States of America?

One woman he interviewed said she might consider trying the American dream: "If they get a new president".

The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used.

Trump later tweeted that the language he used was tough, but not the language being reported.

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Hillary Clinton accused President Trump of holding "ignorant, racist views" on Friday, after media reports surfaced that the president decried immigration from "shithole countries" like Haiti, El Salvador and African nations, The Hill reports. With some lawmakers present at the oval office meeting refusing to confirm Trump's comments, and two more contending they simply don't recall, it seems unlikely a presidential mea culpa is forthcoming.

In a tweet Friday morning, Trump suggested that he did not use the insulting term.

"I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians", the president said. Trump denied using the word Friday. The details of the proposal have not been publicised, but the President said: "The so-called bipartisan DACA deal. was a big step backwards".

Jean, a refugee from Haiti who came to Canada in 1968 and was raised in Thetford Mines, Que., also noted that Friday was the eighth anniversary of a devastating natural disaster that struck her native country, one of 57 member French-language countries - many from Africa - that form La Francophonie.

Trump on Thursday reportedly asked why the USA should permit immigrants from "s--hole countries", according to three people briefed on the oval office conversation. Dr. Rodney Charitable is a design engineer in the defense industry and a Haitian immigrant who said the portrayal of his country is offensive.

In the House, Republicans have enough members to pass GOP-only legislation but the party's far-right wing has a lengthy list of demands that could make moderate members squeamish.

Botswana's foreign ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador in protest and called the comments "highly irresponsible, reprehensible and racist".