Botswana asks United States for official answer: Are we a 'shithole' country?

The government of Haiti said in a statement it was "deeply shocked and outraged" by Trump's remark - and called it "racist".

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

"Other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country", he posted on Twitter. Trump had met with the Norwegian prime minister on Wednesday. The last one might have been Woodrow Wilson, who delighted the KKK by screening "The Birth of a Nation" in the White House.

If Trump can use his vile brand of "tough language" about entire nations of people, he should be willing to listen when somebody throws words like "racist" and "ignorant" right back at him, right?

Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt had earlier tweeted that, judging by Solberg's visit, "keys to success with Trump are personal charm, a solid trade deficit with the U.S. and buying tons of United States military hardware".

In a tweet yesterday morning, Mr Trump denied he had used the language ascribed to him.

The president reportedly questioned why the United States would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than nations like Norway.

"Either the president has been misinformed or he is miseducated", Altidor said, adding that Haiti's government also formally summoned a USA official to explain the comments. He went on to say that he had "a wonderful relationship with Haitians". There is no transcript or recording of that meeting.

Trump reportedly used a vulgarity to describe Haiti and African countries according to several reports. The senator spoke with reporters on Friday in Chicago, Illinois.

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Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), often a Trump ally, said that "President Trump's comment regarding certain immigrant groups was clearly wrong" and he praised the contributions of Salvadoran and Haitian communities.

The African Union continental body told The Associated Press it was "frankly alarmed" by Trump's comments. "Whether he did or not, I have personally been to those places and found them to be handsome and exciting". His political rise was powered first by his promotion of lies about Barack Obama's citizenship, then by his allegations that Mexican immigrants to the United States were rapists and murderers.

But the group called for public condemnation of the comments by South Carolina's senators. "Incredible strength in the midst of tremendous adversity and challenges", Jepsen said.

Sylvester Odion Akhaine teaches global relations at the Lagos State University in Nigeria.

Trump is anathema to time-honored American values that foster a melting pot of cultures, skills and religions, that welcome refugees.

Or I could tell you about the singular, oppressive narrative the media trots out when talking about Haiti, the one about an island mired in poverty and misery, the one about AIDS, the one about a country plagued by natural and man-made disasters, because these are the stories people want to hear, the stories that make Haiti into a pitiable spectacle instead of the proud, complicated country it is.

Reactions in the U.S. In August, after the president said "both sides" were to blame in clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, many GOP officials condemned Trump's remarks but maintained their overall support for his presidency.

Like Trump, Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida is a member of the Republican Party. "The president and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel", Graham said, adding: "I've always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals". But two immigration hard-liners, Republican Sens. The unnamed woman was briefing the president about a hostage situation in Pakistan, NBC News explained, when the president asked her, "Where are you from?"

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, also a Republican, said he wanted more details of the president's comments. "We're going to change that narrative and focus on what really matters, and not those comments". George Grow was the editor.

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