Politics World reacts to Trump's 'shithole countries' remarks

17:54  12 january  2018
17:54  12 january  2018 Source:   CNN

Anderson Cooper: Haitians have 'fought back against more injustice than our president ever has'

  Anderson Cooper: Haitians have 'fought back against more injustice than our president ever has' CNN host Anderson Cooper delivered an emotional tribute to Haiti on his show Thursday after President Trump reportedly slammed the country as a "shithole" in an Oval Office meeting. "Like all countries, Haiti is a collection of people - rich and poor, well-educated and not, good and bad. But I've never met a Haitian who isn't strong," Cooper said on his show.

Trump ’ s remarks come as Haiti prepares to commemorate eight years since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced South African journalist Leanne Manas tweeted “good morning from the greatest most beautiful ‘ shithole country ’ in the world !”

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US President Donald Trump's complaints about immigrants coming to the US from "shithole countries" prompted condemnation from around the world.

In the US, Democrat and Republican lawmakers criticized Trump's comments as "divisive" and "unacceptable," while Haiti, one of the countries explicitly named by Trump, summoned the top US diplomat to discuss the President's remarks.

Trump's remarks come as Haiti prepares to commemorate eight years since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced many more.

As a result of the disaster, citizens of Haiti were accorded Temporary Protected Status, granted to individuals from countries where conditions such as war, natural disasters or political strife prevent citizens from returning safely.

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  Clinton blasts 'Trump's ignorant, racist views' In a tweet, Hillary Clinton denounced President Trump after media reports surfaced that he decried immigration from "shithole countries," like Haiti.<br>In a tweet, Clinton denounced Trump's remarks, which were reportedly made in a private meeting with lawmakers on Thursday, saying that Friday should be a day of remembrance for the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Instead, she said, the country has been subjected to Trump's ire.

Condemnation came thick and fast after it was reported US President Donald Trump complained about immigrants coming to the US from " shithole countries .".

‘Here is what my # shithole looks like:’ African countries and Haiti react to Trump ’ s remark . The president made the remarks Thursday during a White House meeting with lawmakers. And reactions from around the world were swift.

Former Haitian President Laurent Lamothe said the "world is witnessing a new low today" and called Trump's remarks "totally unacceptable!"

"It shows a lack of respect and ignorance never seen before in the recent history of the US by any President," Lamothe tweeted.

As the US ambassador position in Haiti is vacant, the charge d'affaires at the embassy, Robin Diallo will meet with President Jovenel Moïse Friday, a senior State Department official told CNN.

Nepal, which became a Temporary Protected Status nation after an earthquake in 2015, said authorities were discussing their response to the matter.

The country's Foreign Minister Bharat Raj Paudyal told CNN "we are aware of President Trump's comments, and our ministry is discussing the matter."

'S---hole' projected onto Trump hotel

  'S---hole' projected onto Trump hotel The word "shithole" was projected onto President Trump's D.C. hotel Saturday. Video shows the word, along with the "poop" emoji, being projected onto the property. "Pay Trump bribes here" "emoluments welcome," and "we are all responsible to stand up and end white supremacy" were also projected onto the building.Trump has face d intense backlash for calling Haiti, El Salvador and African nations "s**thole countries" during an Oval Office meeting on immigration this week."Why are we having all these people from s**thole countries come here?" Trump reportedly said, before suggesting that the U.S.

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The World Is Furious at Trump for His Remark About ' Shithole Countries '. Late Night host Seth Meyers reacted by walking off set in despair, while Chelsea Clinton Tweeted that some of the president’ s towers and golf courses were probably built by citizens of the nations he had maligned.

On Twitter, former Mexican President and longtime Trump critic Vicente Fox said the US leader's mouth "is the foulest shithole in the world."

"With what authority do you proclaim who's welcome in America and who's not. America's greatness is built on diversity, or have you forgotten your immigrant background, Donald?" he said.

David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee and former UK Foreign Secretary, said the "Trump Administration (is) leading a race to the bottom on refugees and immigrants that is a betrayal of America's future as well as of its history."

Trump insulted the entire continent of Africa in his comments as well, leading to fierce reaction on Twitter.

Kenyan activist and politician Boniface Mwangi said "how America elected a narcissist, racist, white supremacist to be their president defies logic."

"Africa sends love and light to America," he added.

South African journalist Leanne Manas tweeted "good morning from the greatest most beautiful 'shithole country' in the world!"

CNN's Elise Labott, Sugam Pokharel and David McKenzie contributed reporting.

Trump: I want immigrants from 'everywhere' .
President Trump said Tuesday he wants immigrants from "everywhere," pushing back on reports he said the U.S. should bring in more people from countries like Norway. "I want them to come in from everywhere. Everywhere," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office when asked about his comments.The president spoke before a meeting with Kazakh leader Nursultan Nazarbayev.It was Trump's latest response to the firestorm surrounding vulgar comments he reportedly made last week during a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration.Trump reportedly referred to African nations and "shithole countries" and asked why the U.S.

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