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13 January 2018, 05:24 | Todd Saunders
Durbin confirms Trump 's***hole' remark, says language was 'hate-filled, vile and racist'
"The African Union Mission wishes to express its infuriation, disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr. Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, which remarks dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity", the union said in a statement. "In reforming immigration we can not lose these American Ideals". Richard Durbin of IL - after Trump reportedly made the comment at an Oval Office meeting, where he was also is claimed to have said disparaging things about Haitian immigrants.
Haiti said it was shocked by Trump's reported remarks and summoned the top USA diplomat in the country, asking for an apology if the vulgar term had been used.
"In the course of his comments, said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist".
Graham declined to speak to CBS, but on Friday afternoon also released a statement that said, "Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday".
Graham, in his Friday statement, also vaguely referenced Durbin's statements. "The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel", Graham said in a statement.
Earlier in the day, the Office of UN Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said the USA president's reported remarks that immigrants were coming from "shithole countries" were racist. "The Dems will threaten "shutdown", but what they are really doing is shutting down our military, at a time we need it most".
"Ours is not a s***hole country and neither is Haiti or any other country in distress", Jessie Duarte, the deputy secretary general of South Africa's ruling African National Congress told reporters at a news conference in East London. "He used those words", Durbin said.
The president denied in a tweet this morning ever saying that countries like Haiti, El Salvador, or some African nations were "shithole countries".
In a statement it said it had asked the USA government, through its ambassador, to "clarify" if the derogatory remark also applied to Botswana given that there were Botswana nationals living in the United States and others who wished to go there. They don't blink. They stand tall and they have dignity.
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