Trump defends vulgar remarks while partly denying them

Trump defends vulgar remarks while partly denying them

Trump has called himself the "least racist person that you've ever met".

"Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart", Trump said in a tweetstorm earlier this week.

Florida GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said Trump's comments were "completely unacceptable", telling WPLG-TV in Miami that "if that's not racism, I don't know how you can define it".

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 USA military hardware".

Where someone is born will never determine whether they deserve dignity.

South Africa's ruling African National Congress called Trump's comments "extremely offensive", while opposition leader Mmusi Maimane said "the hatred of Obama's roots now extends to an entire continent".

Taking those cues, a bipartisan group of six Senate lawmakers hashed out a deal that addressed those issues and provided legal protections for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S.as children without proper authorization.

"While expressing our shock, dismay and outrage, the African Union strongly believes that there is a huge misunderstanding of the African continent and its people by the current Administration", the AU added.

"I'm not surprised when I hear President Trump has said something else insulting [racist, bigoted, hateful] about a group of people or a nation of people", she wrote.

Africans of all stripes took to social media. It's the most handsome continent in the world.

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As top recipients of USA aid, some African governments hesitated to jeopardize it by criticizing Trump, especially as his administration has sought to slash foreign assistance. Participants waved Haitian flags, sang the civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome" and carried signs with messages such as "Haiti will not forget" and "Trump is a bigot".

Michael Farris, president of the conservative religious liberty advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom who has been critical of Trump, said the president's comments can not be defended. "I would want people from Nigeria, if they meet the requirements".

Botswana's Ministry of International Affairs summoned the United States ambassador to complain about Trump's disparaging comments. "The country has the right to establish what would benefit our nation the most", he said. I congratulate Botswana for showing the way. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., described to Trump also includes his $1.6 billion request for a first installment on his long-sought border wall, aides familiar with the agreement said.

"For once, we are all on the same page", an ambassador told AFP. They are not the only US city with unsafe lead levels in the water.

"These type of statements do not help in enforcing the relationship between Haiti and the United States".

"The Haitian government condemns in the strongest terms these abhorrent and obnoxious remarks which, if proven, reflect a totally erroneous and racist view of the Haitian community and its contribution to the United States", it said.

The furor lent new significance to already planned remarks Friday by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to staff at the State Department in which he stressed that "values matter".

"Now", she said, "this is how he treats us".

"I spoke with President Jovenel Moise about the issue, and, of course, the president condemns such language and he is shocked", Altidor remarked, adding that the United States charge d'affaires in Haiti had been summoned to explain the USA president's remarks.

"I think it's going to go very well", he said, adding that he would be "surprised if it doesn't". US police kill more people in a few days than many other developed countries kill in a few years, and they disproportionately target minorities.

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