It was first reported by the Washington Post that Trump had called some nations on the continent 'shithole countries'. "And this is not the time for silence of those who are truly friends of what is right".
AU Spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo pointed out the U.S. role in the Atlantic slave trade as an example of how African countries, Trump described in contemptuous terms, were exploited in a shameful manner. Still, Jean, 60, who was Canada's governor general from 2005 to 2010, made no bones about her feelings.
Trump has falsely claimed that other countries use the diversity visa lottery to send their "worst people" to the U.S. The president tweeted that he used "tough" language but that that was "not the language used".
Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside Donald Trump's White House", said the president prefers to be in bed by 6:30 p.m. with a cheeseburger in hand.
Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, said he would criticize anyone who would say something disparaging of other people, but he declined to specifically speak to Trump's comments.
"This is even more hurtful given the historical reality of just how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, and also terribly surprising as the United States remains a massively positive example as just how migration can give birth to a nation", Kalondo said.
What's most disturbing to me in addition to the racist comments is that the president is following through on those words with actual policy.
The unofficial spokesman for President Trump's evangelical advisory council on Friday defended the president for comments he was said to have made about immigrants from places including Africa and Central America.
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And some of Trump's allies, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, also expressed dismay.
"For months, I have been involved in numerous high level bipartisan meetings negotiating DACA (Deferred Action for Child Arrivals), including Thursday's meeting at the White House".
Trump past year ended DACA, which provided young immigrants with protection from deportation along with the ability to work legally in the U.S. He gave Congress until March to come up with a legislative fix.
The union also demanded that Trump formally retract the statement and deliver "an apology not only to the Africans but to all people of African descent around the globe".
"I don't believe the Democrats really want to see a deal on DACA".
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) was not among the lawmakers in the White House meeting, but tweeted Friday that he heard about Trump's comments "directly following the meeting by those in attendance". "I've not read one of them that's inaccurate".
Trump has said he gets most of his exercise playing golf.
My family came from Italy, among a wave of immigrants from a country perhaps referred to in scatological terms at one time. Another major component of the plan is the inclusion of $1.6 billion for structures including a wall for border security.
In Senegal's capital Dakar, administrator Idrissa Fall said "we can not really say that he (Trump) is wrong". We must use our voices to ensure that our nation never returns to the days when ignorance, prejudice, and racism dictated our decision making.