Haitian-Americans in South Florida outraged by president's alleged remark

Haitian-Americans in South Florida outraged by president's alleged remark

Two days after President Donald Trump described African nations, along with Haiti and El Salvador, as "shithole countries" with undesirable emigrants for the United States, the president of Ghana called the language "extremely unfortunate" and said his nation was not a "shithole country".

Trump reportedly demanded to know why the United States should accept immigrants from "shithole countries", after lawmakers raised the issue of protections for immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador.

He also denied saying "anything derogatory about Haitians other than that Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

He also denied demanding that Haitians be removed from negotiations about protected status for people from certain countries. "It is more about ethnicity than shared values", said Hilde Restad, an associate professor in global affairs and a former USA resident.

As President Trump has cracked down on illegal immigration and reportedly disparaged the "shithole" countries immigrants leave, there's at least one place from which he'd like more immigration: Norway.

"If you tell me that we come from "s-thole" countries, when we come over here and open businesses and employ Americans", Maina said in frustration Friday.

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His promise is now in question after the comments allegedly made during a private immigration meeting with lawmakers.

According to reports, Trump pushed for Haitians to be excluded from any immigration deal, asking, "Why do we want people from Haiti here?". He said Trump used the most vulgar term "more than once".

"Many people have been surprised from what they heard from Trump, but not me", said Syverain, a member of the Haitian American Community Church in San Jose. The president said he has a wonderful relationship with Haitians and suggested future meetings probably should be recorded. "I want to see the tape".

"If confirmed these are shocking and shameful comments from the president of the United States", Coleville said.

Botswana said it had summoned the U.S. ambassador to that country to "express its displeasure" and had asked him whether Botswana "is regarded as a "sh**hole" country". I will not be diverted from all possible efforts to continue negotiating to stop the deportations.

He also highlighted the contrast between Trump's praise for Africa past year when he met leaders from the continent on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

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