Former president John Mahama has slammed controversial US President Donald Trump for describing African countries as shitholes. According to those briefed on the conversation, the president used the phrase * a href="http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-why-allow-immigrants-from-s***hole-countries/2930875/" *"s***hole countries" while questioning why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and nations in Africa, rather than places like Norway.
"No. I'm not a racist".
Trump has denied being racist, labeling himself the "least racist person there is" during his 2016 campaign.
And he told reporters at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, yesterday: "I'm not a racist".
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Sen. Dick Durbin of IL, the only Democrat at Thursday's meeting, said Trump had indeed said what he was reported to have said.
He said: "Why do we want all these people from s***hole countries coming here?"
Lawmakers had been speaking about immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti who have temporary protected status in the US due to disasters and political upheaval in their home countries when the president interrupted, Durbin said. "They were not made", Trump said Sunday night in Florida. "But what we have to do is not let that define this moment", said Republican Senator Cory Gardner on CBS's "Face the Nation" program.
"It is so frustrating, and every time-every time-anyone in Washington talks about legalization of anyone here illegally, the Border Patrol says they get these surges, and they've been getting them since August", he said.
He also posted another tweet denying he had insulted Haitians, accusing Democrats of making it up. "We're going to talk DACA", Trump told reporters. When I mentioned that fact to him, he said, 'Haitians?
'A deal to be had' But Senator Jeff Flake, a Republican who has been critical of Trump, said Democrats were serious about a bipartisan deal on immigration.
"Africans and Haitians come from "shithole" countries?". Tim Scott, R-S.C., called Trump's remarks "disappointing". As is the custom for most presidents, Trump is not expected to participate, but she does hope he will observe the holiday.
"We're ready, willing and able to make a deal on DACA, but I don't think the Democrats want to make a deal ..."