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Some US media figures call Trump racist after profane remarks

Some US media figures call Trump racist after profane remarks Some US media figures call Trump racist after profane remarks
Patty Aguilar | 14 January, 2018, 01:18

The 55-nation African Union condemned the remarks last Friday, while a statement from ambassadors of all countries from the continent at the United Nations demanded a retraction and apology. Using vulgar language, Trump on Thursday questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway in rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal.

The African Group of UN ambassadors said it was "extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks by the president of the United States of America as widely reported by the media". Trump's reference to Norway may have been prompted by Prime Minister Erna Solberg who visited the White House on Wednesday when the president praised Norway for running a trade deficit with the United States and for buying U.S. military equipment. It favours African countries and was part of an immigration deal Trump was negotiating with a group of Democratic and Republican lawmakers Thursday when he made his explosive comments.

Donald Trump's doctor says he is in excellent health, after the 71-year-old president underwent his first medical examination Friday since taking office, the White House said.

People walk together to mark the eighth anniversary of the massive quake in Haiti and to condemn President Donald Trump's reported statement about immigrants from Haiti, Africa and El Salvador on January 12, 2018, in Miami, Florida.

"The words used by the president, as related to me directly following the meeting by those in attendance, were not 'tough, ' " he said, taking issue with the president's tweet.

Other Christian conservatives have called the remarks racist. Isn't Trump demonstrating that he's nothing but a racist and pursuing a policy of "Make America White Again"?

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Tottenham are now fifth in the league table with 41 points from 22 matches, three points behind fourth-placed Liverpool. Everton arrived in the capital without a win in six and having lost each of their last three league fixtures.

On Saturday morning, Trump took to Twitter to slam the Democrats over the controversy: "The Democrats are all talk and no action". Great opportunity missed. Too bad!

Trump's allies have argued that the controversy over his remarks is overblown.

Barbara Perry, the director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center said, "There is a long history of the White House picking and choosing what to reveal about the commander in chief's health. Who knew lived in such a puritanical society!" Apparently he and I are the only two people that use a few curse words here and there.

According sources in the Oval Office meeting between Trump and lawmakers, the president referred to Africa, saying, "why do we want all these people from "sh-hole countries" coming here?"

Prominent Kenyan commentator Patrick Gathara told AFP that Trump's words were nothing new.

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