Nigeria summons representative of U.S. ambassador over Trump comments

US President Donald Trump vehemently denied yesterday that he was a racist, after his vulgar disparagement of African countries and Haiti complicated a bipartisan deal on immigration. But most immigrants to the US have always come from countries like that.

The remarks that the US President Donald Trump made on those "shithole countries" has provoked a large series of reactions around the world. Trump also tweeted on Friday morning that he did not use the "language" that had been reported. Moreover, if high standards of living were the metric on who we allow in, how many ancestors of Americans of Irish, Italian, Russian and German descent - among others - would have been allowed in?

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", Trump wrote on Twitter on January 12.

The President has drawn sharp criticism since he was reported to have called certain countries "shitholes" while discussing immigration with lawmakers Thursday.

Penn concluded by saying that Trump is an "enemy of the state".

"Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

South Africa's best known morning-news anchor Leanne Manas tweeted Friday: "Good morning from the greatest most attractive "s--hole country" in the world!"

"I was in a meeting directly afterwards where those who were present spoke about the meeting". The president, for his part, has openly said that he used "tough" language. President George W. Bush accepted a portrait of King for display in the White House from his widow, Coretta Scott King, in 2002.

United States media reported last Thursday that Trump had described African nations, Haiti and El Salvador as "shithole countries" in a meeting between legislators of both main parties to discuss immigration.

"It is his advisors to blame for the disparaging remarks about Haiti and Africa and such racist remarks will hurt U.S. -Africa relations", Farah told Xinhua.

US Embassy spokeswoman Cindy Harvey told the Johannesburg-based news site Daily Maverick that Lapenn would visit the Department of International Relations and Cooperation Monday. "We look forward to continuing to move forward in this relationship and remain focused on accomplishing our shared goals".

So far, neither Trump nor any other USA officials have apologised. "A lot of things can happen". "We have advised our ambassadors to indicate that our commitment to those countries remains strong".

Ivana Trump also supported the president's use of Twitter to communicate directly to the American public.

Basketball star LeBron James said Trump's example emboldened people with racist views.

Haiti's ambassador in the US, Paul G. Altidor, with former US President Barack Obama.

As well, Durbin and people who were briefed on the conversation but were not authorized to describe it publicly said Trump also questioned the need to admit more Haitians.

  • Leroy Wright