African ambassadors to United Nations blast Trump remark as 'racist'

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It was already past midnight Friday when the news arrived in Norway: President Trump told members of Congress that the United States needed more immigrants from places like Norway and fewer immigrants from countries like Haiti.

President Donald Trump's White House physician declared him in "excellent health" after the president received his first medical checkup at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he's mentally unfit.

Senator Perdue was among 3 Republicans in the bipartisan meeting with at the White House with President Trump and 3 Democrats to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and other immigration issues.

In a tweet on Friday, Trump denied using the word "shithole", but Durbin insisted that the president had indeed said it. He added that Trump supports immigration policies that welcome "those who can contribute to our society".

In Atlanta, at the congregation once led by King, the Rev Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church and other faith leaders planned a news conference to condemn Trump's "vile and racist" remarks made on the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

Trump said he didn't say it.

While those missions won't stop, "if people fundamentally don't trust you and like you, it's going to change the tone of the relationship", Lewis said.

"That's not something I want to talk about", former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said.

El Salvador's foreign minister said a formal protest had been made over the comments attributed to Trump. In a now-infamous exchange, CNN's Jim Acosta asked White House immigration hardliner Stephen Miller whether Trump's policies are designed "to engineer the racial and ethnic flow of people into this country".

As Haitian flags flew at half-mast across the Haiti Friday, Moise laid a wreath of white flowers at a mass grave where scores of quake victims were buried.

El Salvador president Salvador Sanchez Ceren also criticised Mr Trump, saying he protests and energetically reject those types of statements.

Adding "Botswana has accepted U.S. citizens within her border over the years and countries to host USA guests and senior government officials including a Congressional delegation that will come to Botswana at the end of this month".

As for Africa, he asked why more people from "s-thole countries" should be allowed into the USA, the sources said. During a 2016 campaign event in Miami, he said "the Haitian people deserve better" and told the audience of Haitian-Americans he wanted to "be your greatest champion, and I will be your champion". "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

"I think it was stupid and irresponsible and childish", said Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho.

"ALL journalists from now on, when referring to Trump, must use the word "racist" as a factual description of him".

Trump was widely derided past year after twice referring to Namibia as "Nambia" at the September meeting.

Trump took particular issue with the idea, explained by Durbin of IL, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, that as part of the deal people who fled to the USA after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti, would be allowed to stay. "This is particularly surprising as the United States of America remains a global example of how migration gave birth to a nation built on strong values of diversity and opportunity". He said there were "very fine people on both sides" after violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, left one counter-protester dead.

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