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Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by Kei144(m): 6:38am On Jan 12


President Trump on Thursday balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and some nations in Africa, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than from places like Norway, according to people with direct knowledge of the conversation.

Mr. Trump’s remarks, the latest example of his penchant for racially tinged remarks denigrating immigrants, left members of Congress from both parties attending the meeting in the Cabinet Room alarmed and mystified. He made them during a discussion of an emerging bipartisan deal to give legal status to immigrants illegally brought to the United States as children, those with knowledge of the conversation said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the meeting.

When Mr. Trump heard that Haitians were among those who would benefit from the proposed deal, he asked whether they could be left out of the plan, asking, “Why do we want people from Haiti here?”

The comments were reminiscent of ones the president made last year in an Oval Office meeting with cabinet officials and administration aides, during which he complained about admitting Haitians to the country, saying that they all had AIDS, as well as Nigerians, who he said would never go back to their “huts,” according to officials who heard the statements in person or were briefed on the remarks by people who had. The White House vehemently denied last month that Mr. Trump made those remarks.

In a written statement, Raj Shah, the White House deputy press secretary, did not deny the account of the meeting on Thursday or directly address Mr. Trump’s comments.

“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” Mr. Shah said. “Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation.”

But the president’s vulgar language on a delicate issue left the fate of the broader immigration debate in limbo and had the potential to torpedo the chances of achieving the deal being sought to protect about 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. And they drew a backlash from Republican and Democratic lawmakers, many of whom called Mr. Trump’s utterances unacceptable at best and plainly racist at worst.

Representative Mia Love, a Republican of Utah who is of Haitian descent, demanded an apology from the president, saying his comments were “unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation’s values.”

“This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation,” Ms. Love went on in an emotional statement that noted her heritage and that said her parents “never took a thing” from the government while achieving the American dream. “The president must apologize to both the American people and the nations he so wantonly maligned.”

“As an American, I am ashamed of the president,” said Representative Luis V. Gutiérrez, Democrat of Illinois. “His comments are disappointing, unbelievable, but not surprising.” He added, we can now “say with 100 percent confidence that the president is a racist who does not share the values enshrined in our Constitution or Declaration of Independence.”

The reactions were extraordinary bipartisan rebukes to a sitting president, but they only fanned what has been a long-simmering debate over Mr. Trump’s views and talk on race.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/us/politics/trump-shithole-countries.html

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by Stoicbaba(m): 6:44am On Jan 12
And I keep wandering, when we will ever stand tall with our dignity...

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Especially when we make emigrating to US with no job or admission offer a do or die affair.

Somehow, I wish it were possible for Trump to attack, rile and embarrass our so called leaders; just maybe, they would feel so ashamed and look inward and try to build their country.

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by veekid(m): 6:45am On Jan 12
Trump!! Your father!!!!

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by OmniSparrow: 6:46am On Jan 12
Hypocrites. At least he says his own out. The rest are bloody racists too but are pretending.

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by RealJaneDoe: 6:47am On Jan 12
“We must recognize the full human equality of all of our people before God, before the law, and in the councils of government. We must do this, not because it is economically advantageous, although it is; not because of the laws of God command it, although they do; not because people in other lands wish it so. We must do it for the single and fundamental reason that it is the right thing to do.” - Robert F. Kennedy, June 6, 1966
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” - President Donald Trump, January 11, 2018
Also trump
If ivanka wasn't my daughter I'd fuckkkk her

Still trump

Grab em by the pussssy


This racist misogynist narcissistic slow dotard should just STFU

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by AbdulAdam56(m): 6:47am On Jan 12
Trump the comedian.

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by damola1: 6:47am On Jan 12
Fool. Your first black president was from Kenya.

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by kodded(m): 6:48am On Jan 12
but he's saying the damm truth undecided





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imagine a president pumping billions into aso rock clinic, yet run to Europe once he get sick


imagine a minister of education sending his children to school abroad

imagine millions risking their life just to cross the sea to Europe and work as a slave embarassed




.....whether you believe it or not, it doesn't change the fact that Africa is a 'shithole'

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by cooldipo(m): 6:48am On Jan 12
shocked
Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by BruncleZuma: 6:48am On Jan 12
Word?

People still get angry with that "returd"?...
Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by wickedboi: 6:48am On Jan 12
NY Times?!!!
Fake News

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by 99foxxy(f): 6:49am On Jan 12
cool
Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by Rextayne: 6:49am On Jan 12
This corn head bastard. he's a disgrace to america and not worthy to be a president!

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by Dlee1(m): 6:49am On Jan 12
Corruption and negligence will not allow us to develop our nation. I wish the western world could ban our politicians from residing in their country. Africa is a shithole. I wonder when the masses will come to their senses and fight against our corrupt politicians.

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by sanpipita(m): 6:49am On Jan 12
If the reported news is true, did he lie?

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by 2fine2fast(m): 6:50am On Jan 12
I am not a fan of Donald Trump.
But the guy is saying the gospel
truth.
Nigeria, I'm very sure, is a SHITHOLE.

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by kodded(m): 6:50am On Jan 12
OmniSparrow:
Hypocrites. At least he says his own out. The rest are bloody racists too but are pretending.



I tire o, if African countries were not a shithole , why are thousands if not millions run away from that continent every year undecided

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by tete7000(m): 6:50am On Jan 12
Trump na human being or a monkey?

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by DieBuhari: 6:50am On Jan 12
Always quoting unknown sources.

CNN and New York times are so biased against trump.
They are not called fake news for nothing.

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by GAZZUZZ(m): 6:51am On Jan 12
he has his countries interest at heart.

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by jihday(m): 6:51am On Jan 12
No be him fault, shebi na our yeye past and present leaders cause am, if they've all had the interest of Nigerians at heart one yeye trump will not be chatting shi.t about us.
one mumu is coming to quote the whole post just to make a point.

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by cr7lomo: 6:51am On Jan 12
I luv this man...africa should go and develop themselves and stop depending on foreign aid...with all the natural resources that God has blessed Africa with, they decide to remain stupid and selfish and lazy

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by WinningSun: 6:51am On Jan 12
hope he remembers that he is from an immigrant descendants. he is everything of a bigot. a male chauvanist, and bloody racist. egomaniac.

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by ewebiodun: 6:51am On Jan 12
Forget ur american dream. Canada is more than willing to accept u. Many immigrants in the US have migrated to Canada

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by Luukasz(m): 6:53am On Jan 12
And some Africans keep supporting this white folks the fact is they see Africans as sh!t. Africans are nothing to them thats why I do SMH when I see our people making a fuss about the white folk who only see them as worthless

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by Nihilist: 6:53am On Jan 12

“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” Mr. Shah said. “Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation.”

Raj Shah said this. grin grin grin grin

Oh the delicious irony...

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by heendrix(m): 6:54am On Jan 12
atleast shithole is just a passage for shitt and not shitt itself. ...sooo we are still lucky wink

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by kodded(m): 6:54am On Jan 12
Rextayne:
This corn head bastard. he's a disgrace to america and not worthy to be a king.





shut up, if Africa not a shithole, then why are millions running away, why are thousand trying to risk their life just to enter Europe by sea, why are your political leaders and other rich people seeking medical attention in Europe and Asia

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by humilitypays(m): 6:54am On Jan 12
Anything that will make Africans wake up and have sense is welcomed!

We Africans need to wake up and surprise the world like China.

Nigeria ought to lead that way...Nigeria need to lead other black African nations to light and let the world celebrate us for once cry cry

Don't blame Trump, if u were in his shoes, u would hate Africans, everything about Africa is bad.
We and MiddleEast are now the headquarters of barbarism; from Islamic terrorists from Middle east, north Africa, and Nigeria (Book Haram & Fulani herdsmen), to political corruption, government looting, tribalism, ethnic cleansing, generational poverty and what have you.

What good is Africa to the rest of the world

We flood Europe, America, etc, thereby destabilizing their economy instead of fighting our useless governments to fix our nations and make our nations okay for us to stay back, we prefer to flee from our problem only to come back to them later, its a shame

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by otswag(m): 6:54am On Jan 12
Hehe. There's nothing he says or does now that people didn't know about him long before he won the presidency so should this surprise you all. Anyway, I now see the USA as a political experiment. I'm keenly interested in how they would fare after this term of trumps presidency. We panic that his decisions are irrational,however,if you take China as an example,you will realise that sometimes, you need to take drastic measures to make a real change if you are not happy with the status quo. Who knows, maybe these extreme measures would lead to something positive for the USA at the end. I seriously doubt this though cause it seems more like he has been in a phase of self destruction since he took office and he's taking the USA down with him. Time will tell

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Re: Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words For Haiti And Africa by AFONJAPIG(f): 6:55am On Jan 12
He is right, Africa especially Nigeria is a shithole as for Haiti I don't know about them... meanwhile uncle Trump give me Biafra and you will never see my foot again in America

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