Local Haitian author responds to Trump's alleged comments on immigrants

In 2016, in response to a question about then-candidate Trump's views on immigration and his intention to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, Francis said a man with such views was "not Christian".

However, Trump has since denied using the words on Twitter.

"Most of them are expressing how shocked and pissed off they are", Azor told the Blade.

Alcindor further discussed the frustrations of a perplexed Altidor who brought up the history of Haitian relations with the U.S. Volunteers from the country fought alongside the U.S.in the Revolutionary War.

But, in addition to the reports from multiple news outlets about the language used by the president, Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin confirmed the president's remarks.

The Vatican newspaper on Friday branded U.S. President Donald Trump's reported comments about African countries and Haiti as "particularly harsh and offensive".

Many have called for Mr Trump to apologise over his remarks which they say are racist.

El Salvador, also facing an end to protected status for its 200,000 citizens living in the United States, sent a formal letter of protest to the U.S. government over the comments.

I could write a passionate rebuttal extolling all the virtues of Haiti, the island my parents are from, the first free black nation in the Western Hemisphere. This does nothing for the proof of his "wonderful relationship" with Haiti, unfortunately.

Good morning from the greatest most beautiful 'shithole country' in the world!

Jackson says he looks forward to providing additional details at a White House briefing Tuesday.

When the group discussed immigration from Africa, the aide said, Trump asked why we want all these people from "all these s-thole countries" and that the U.S. should have more people from places like Norway. They rebuilt and retrofitted houses and infrastructure, all the while teaching and learning job skills.

"The one thing I bring to the table is I've been working on this for 12 years", Graham said.

Last year, poor Haitians who took Canadian goodness seriously, trying to cross unguarded points from the U.S. into Canada had the lowest acceptance rate - at 17 per cent - for asylum claimants between February and October. But what has been a fairly routine exam for previous presidents has taken on outsized importance in the age of Trump, given the tone of some of his tweets, comments attributed to some of his close advisers and Trump's recent slurring of words on national TV.

"Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation", Shah said.

"This is not just a story about vulgar language", he said. Nevertheless, it is unlikely the president himself will feel shame. "It is about validating and encouraging racism and xenophobia that will potentially disrupt and even destroy the lives of many people". "I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs", Trump said Friday. "We believe in diversity and respect for everyone".

Jackson, Trump's physician, is a Navy rear admiral who was the emergency medicine doctor for a shock trauma platoon in Taqaddum, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to his Navy bio.

Trump reportedly made the remarks at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday.

  • Gilberto Valderrama