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Politics Trump's vulgar migrant remark is latest in long string of racial provocations

06:41  12 january  2018
06:41  12 january  2018 Source:   latimes.com

White House Won’t Deny Trump’s Slur About Haiti, African Nations

  White House Won’t Deny Trump’s Slur About Haiti, African Nations The White House is not denying that President Donald Trump used a vulgar expression Thursday when talking about immigrants from Haiti and African countries during a meeting with lawmakers in the Oval Office. The president allegedly called those nations “shithole countries” when complaining about their immigrants to the United States. He also allegedly said he wants more immigrants from places like Norway. The Washington Post and other outlets have reported Trump’s comments, citing sources briefed on the meeting.

The latest instance came Thursday, during a White House meeting with congressional lawmakers on immigration. Trump asked why the United States would accept immigrants from A glimpse at some of the president' s earlier provocations : "When Mexico sends its people, they' re not sending their best.

The latest instance came Thursday, during a White House meeting with congressional lawmakers on immigration. Trump asked why the United States would accept immigrants A glimpse at some of the president' s earlier provocations : ___ "When Mexico sends its people, they' re not sending their best.

President Donald Trump, right, speaks during a meeting with Navajo Code Talkers including Fleming Begaye Sr., seated left, Thomas Begay, second from left, and Peter MacDonald, second from right, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. © AP Photo/Susan Walsh President Donald Trump, right, speaks during a meeting with Navajo Code Talkers including Fleming Begaye Sr., seated left, Thomas Begay, second from left, and Peter MacDonald, second from right, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. From the moment he launched his candidacy by attacking Mexican immigrants as criminals, President Donald Trump has returned time and again to language that is racially charged and, to many, insensitive and highly offensive.

Whether it is a calculated strategy to appeal to less tolerant and broad-minded supporters or simply a filter-free chief executive saying what's on his mind, the cycle is by now familiar: The president speaks, critics respond with outrage, and Trump's defenders accuse his critics of hysterically overreacting.

Fox host on Trump ‘s---hole’ remark: This is how ‘the forgotten men and women’ talk

  Fox host on Trump ‘s---hole’ remark: This is how ‘the forgotten men and women’ talk Fox News host Jesse Watters defended President Trump's reported remark calling Haiti and some African nations "shithole" countries on Thursday, arguing that the "forgotten men and women" who make up the president's base would approve of the remark.On Fox News's "The Five," Watters fought back against criticism from Democrats and some Republicans over Trump's remark, which some have deemed racist and offensive to immigrants from those na tions."This is how the forgotten men and women of America talk at the bar," Watters told his co-hosts.

A glimpse at some of the president’s earlier provocations : :: “When Mexico sends its people, they’ re not sending their best. Original Source. Lawmakers condemn Trump ' s 'shithole' remark 4mth.

The latest instance came Thursday, during a White House meeting with congressional lawmakers on immigration. Trump asked why the United States would accept immigrants from A glimpse at some of the president’ s earlier provocations : :: “When Mexico sends its people, they’ re not sending their best.

The latest instance came Thursday, during a White House meeting with congressional lawmakers on immigration. Trump asked why the United States would accept immigrants from "shithole countries" in Africa and the Caribbean, rather than people from places like Norway, according to two people briefed on the meeting.

A glimpse at some of the president's earlier provocations:

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"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems. ... They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people."

- June 16, 2015, when Trump announced his campaign for president.

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Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on."

The Latest: Trump defends remarks about Africa, Haiti

  The Latest: Trump defends remarks about Africa, Haiti The Latest on President Trump and immigration (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump has privately defended his remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries, saying he was only expressing what many people think but won't say about immigrants from economically depressed countries.That's according to a person who spoke to the president as criticism of his comments ricocheted around the globe.

A glimpse at some of the president’s earlier provocations Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. 12, 2:25 p.m.: This article was updated with additional instances of President Trump ’ s racially charged language.

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- Dec. 7, 2015, at a South Carolina rally five days after the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attack.

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"Look at my African-American over here. Look at him."

- June 3, 2016, pointing to a black man surrounded by white Trump supporters at a campaign rally in Redding, Calif.

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Trump said the Mexican ancestry of a federal judge born in Indiana should disqualify him from presiding over a fraud lawsuit against Trump because of his proposed border wall. After he called U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel "a member of a club or society very strongly pro-Mexican," a reporter asked Trump whether he would also feel that a Muslim could not treat him fairly because of his proposed Muslim ban. "It's possible, yes," Trump said.

- June 5, 2016, in a CBS News interview.

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"Our inner cities, African-Americans, Hispanics are living in hell because it's so dangerous. You walk down the street, you get shot."

Confidant: Trump defends vulgar immigrant comments

  Confidant: Trump defends vulgar immigrant comments President Trump has privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries, according to a person who spoke to the president.<br>Trump said on Friday he was only expressing what many people think but won't say about immigrants from economically depressed countries. That's according to a person who spoke to the president as criticism of his comments ricocheted around the globe.

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- Sept. 22, 2016, presidential debate with Hillary Clinton.

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Haitian immigrants "all have AIDS" and Nigerian immigrants will never "go back to their huts" in Africa.

- June 2017, at Oval Office meeting, according to a New York Times report quoting unnamed officials. A White House spokeswoman denied the report.

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"I think there is blame on both sides....You also had people that were very fine people on both sides. ... Not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch."

- Aug. 15, 2017, days after a woman was killed and dozens injured in Charlottesville, Va., after torch-bearing Ku Klux Klansmen and other white supremacists waving Confederate flags and chanting "Jews will not replace us" confronted counterprotesters over the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue.

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"They're trying to take away our culture. They're trying to take away our history. And our weak leaders, they do it overnight. These things have been there for 150 years, for a hundred years. You go back to a university and it's gone. Weak, weak people."

- Aug. 22, 2017, at a rally in Phoenix, referring to the removal of Confederate monuments.

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"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired!'"

- Sept. 22, 2017, at a political rally in Alabama, where he denounced black football players who have taken a knee during the national anthem to protest racial discrimination in the criminal justice system.

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"You were here long before any of us were here. Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahantas."

- Nov. 27, 2017, slur directed at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has claimed Native American heritage, in his remarks honoring Navajo veterans for their service in World War II.

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