African nations issue extraordinary response to Trump's racist comments, demand apology

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As the son of a Haitian immigrants and pastor of the largely Haitian Kingdom Church in Orlando, Pastor Jacques says he's disheartened by President's Trump's comments about Haiti.

He said the bill was a step backwards because it would force the United States "to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly".

The worldwide community condemned the comments, which were corroborated by congressmen who had been in the room when Trump made the controversial remarks.

One Democratic lawmaker says that Republicans need to loudly denounce the disparaging remarks President Donald Trump allegedly made about Haiti and African countries.

Trump predicted earlier in the week that the exam would "go very well" and he'd be "very surprised if it doesn't".

Mr Trump previous year ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals scheme, which provided protection from deportation along with the ability to work legally in the US. Durbin called the moment, "heartbreaking". When Haitians' protected status came up, Durbin said Trump responded "Haitians?"

CNN political analyst and White House reporter April Ryan outlined a unique way for people to oppose President Donald Trump's reported comments that some foreign nations are "s-hole countries".

Durbin and Graham were told on Thursday that Trump would not agree to the deal.

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Two Republican Senators, Tom Cotton (AR) and David Purdue (GA), claim they do not recall those comments. The president then suggested that the United States should "bring more people from countries like Norway". "This is for anyone who may be taken aback by my comments: I don't really care if you are".

"Haitians fought along United States soldiers in the Revolutionary War, and we continue to be great contributors to American society", Altidor added.

At the time, Trump was 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighed 236 pounds, which Bornstein said made him "overweight for his height".

The African Union (AU), an organisation which promotes cooperation on the continent, said it was alarmed by Trump's "very racist" comments.

Bastien, the community leader, said the president's previous statements compared to his newly reported ones "prove he's speaking out of both corners of his mouth".

However, some senators have debunked Trump's response. Instead, we will find unity only when we recognize that in our current president we have elected, perhaps for the first time in our history, an enemy of compassion.

Mr Trump made immigration reform a central theme of his campaign and on Thursday was meeting with members of Congress in an attempt to thrash out a deal.

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