The organisation representing African countries has demanded that US President Donald Trump apologise after he reportedly called nations on the continent "shitholes". Trump allegedly questioned why the US doesn't admit more immigrants from countries like Norway, whose prime minister visited the White House this week. But I can not believe in the history of the White House in that office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday.
In a tweet on Friday, Trump denied using the word "sh*thole", but Durbin insisted that the president had indeed said it.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC issued a statement that didn't reveal much: "Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday".
"Given the historical reality of how African Americans arrived in the United States as slaves, and the United States being the biggest example of how a nation has been built by migration - for a statement like that to come is particularly upsetting", said Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for AU chief Moussa Faki.
A statement from the US Embassy defended its move to Nine Elms in Battersea, south London explaining that the new building "meets all security standards, yet used no tax payer dollars to fund the project".
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He said the President said "those hate-filled things and did so repeatedly". "Probably should record future meeting - unfortunately no trust".
"I suspect the Democrats are sitting there going, 'Why would we want to compromise with him on anything?" said Simpson, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.
As for the shithole comment, the White House didn't even bother to try to deny it this time around.
It also underlined the strong historical ties between the two countries and urged the United States to respect the dignity of its "noble and courageous" people. "The president will always reject temporary, weak and unsafe stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans, and undercut immigrants who seek a better life in the United States through a legal pathway".
El Salvador has also sent a formal letter of protest over Trump comments.