The 55-country African Union (AU) has demanded that U.S. president Donald Trump apologise for saying the USA should not accept immigrants from "shithole" African nations like Haiti, The Hill reported on Saturday (Jan 13).
The President has denied using the derogatory term, but a Democrat present at the gathering said it was the "exact word used by the President, not just once but repeatedly". White House officials did not dispute the account. "There is no other word one can use but "racist".
"We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful".
Mr Trump tweeted yesterday: "The language used by me at the Daca meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".
The fallout continues after President Donald Trump allegedly made an expletive reference to Haiti and African countries.
"I'm bothered by what he said, but I don't think the entire America would agree with him", Charitable said. Do we need more Haitians?' Then he went on and started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bipartisan measure.
In addition, the president singled out Haiti, telling lawmakers that immigrants from that country must be left out of any deal, these people said.
Earlier, El Salvador sent a note of protest to the U.S. government condemning Trump's alleged remarks. "We should have more people from Norway".
The bipartisan Senate plan would attempt to maintain TPS in return for ending or changing a "diversity" lottery programme that has been aimed at allowing up to 50,000 people a year from countries with few emigrants to the United States.
Trump has impugned the integrity of an American-born judge with Mexican heritage, saying he should not decide an unrelated case because of Trump's proposed wall between the us and Mexico.