Trump reacts to description of African countries, Haiti as 'shithole'

'I'm not a racist': Trump's denial after 's***hole countries' controversy

'I'm not a racist': Trump's denial after 's***hole countries' controversy

Trump was quoted by multiple media reports.

Judge Hatchett adds, "The comments yesterday, by President Trump, were absolutely, absolutely disgusting".

President Trump is reported to have called African countries and Haiti "shithole countries" while discussing immigration issues with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House on Thursday.

Trump's contemptuous blanket description of African countries startled lawmakers in the meeting and immediately revived charges that the president is racist.

"Contrast that with President Trump asking why we can't have more immigrants from places like Norway, forgetting that it was people from sh*thole countries who built this country, who built the White House", Lemon concluded.

Robert Jackson, the current USA ambassador to Ghana, told Ghanaian reporters previous year the election of Trump would not change the relationship between the United States and African nations.

The president met on Thursday with Senators Lindsey Graham, Republican of SC, and Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of IL.

Trump, according to a White House official, also suggested he would be open to more immigrants from Asian countries because he felt they help the United States economically, the report said. Never said "take them out".

And some of Trump's allies, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, also expressed dismay.

Trump's comments came as Durbin was presenting details of the compromise plan that included providing $1.6bn financing for the first instalment of Trump's long-sought border wall.

Earlier, El Salvador sent a note of protest to the USA government condemning Trump's alleged remarks.

Mr Durbin told reporters of Trump's continued slurs.

"It just took the breath out of me", Saitinor Philius said.

The reports prompted outrage and accusations of racism from people in the usa and the rest of the world. In a follow-up tweet, he asserted that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

According to the Hill Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) told the press, "He said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly". "Made up by Dems". Macky Sall, president of Senegal, tweeted on Friday that he was "shocked" by Trump's words, adding that "Africa and the black race deserve the respect and consideration of all". He has also considered recording all his meetings to prevent similar controversies in the future.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power has shared the statement on Twitter, saying- "Whoa". "When it came to the issue of 'chain migration, ' I said to the president, 'Do you realize how painful that term is to so many people?' African Americans believe that they migrated to America in chains".