Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 16/07/2018 03:40 
12.01.2018 20:58 News >> Update 2 - Trump Denies Disparaging Remarks; Lawmaker Says He Did

Update 2 - Trump Denies Disparaging Remarks; Lawmaker Says He Did

'The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used,' Trump claims.

President Donald Trump on Friday denied using derogatory and vulgar language to describe immigration from Latin American and African countries after widespread condemnation of his reported remarks.

"Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country," Trump wrote on Twitter in a series of posts. "Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

The Haitian government has summoned the top American diplomat in Haiti to explain Trump's remarks. The U.S. does not have an ambassador in Haiti,

The denial followed the publication of comments by the Washington Post in which Trump was "ed as asking lawmakers during a meeting on immigration: "Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?"

He was reportedly referring to El Salvador, Haiti and some African countries. Of Haitians specifically, Trump reportedly said the U.S. should "take them out" of the country.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!" Trump tweeted, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program he ended.

The denials, however, were dealt a setback by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin who was present during the meeting and told reporters Trump "repeatedly" made the "hate-filled" remarks.

"I cannot believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday," Durbin said. "You've seen the comments in the press. I've not read one of them that's inaccurate."

Trump made the comments after he grew frustrated about negotiations about renewing protections for people brought to the country illegally as children, known as "Dreamers", the Washington Post reported citing people familiar with the discussions. Some lawmakers had sought to include protections for Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of the negotiation.

"Why do we need more Haitians?" Trump asked, according to the post.

One reason might be Trump. His ritzy Mar-a-Lago Club in the state of Florida reportedly hires most of its seasonal workers from Haiti, CNBC reported.

In all, the club received 70 H-2B visas for foreign workers, according to the finance-focused media network.

Trump is slated to head to the resort this weekend.

He will do so as the fallout continues to mount over his remarks. Already, U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley resigned from his post and reportedly told the State Department in a letter he can no longer serve the Trump administration on principle.

The State Department confirmed Feeley's retirement in a statement to Anadolu Agency that said it was based on "personal reasons". It will be effective March 9.

"Ambassador Feeley is a Career Minister in the Senior Foreign Service and one of the Department's leading Latin America specialists," spokeswoman Pooja Jhunjhunwala said.

The State Department later said Feeley informed leadership of his resignation Dec. 27. Asked why it waited more than two weeks to make the announcement, Jhunjhunwala said "That's all I have at this time".

The president has a long history of derogatory remarks about Haitians, Mexicans, Nigerians and Syrian refugees, among others.

He has consistently made disparaging remarks about some ethnic groups, notably calling Mexicans criminals and "rapists".

"Some, I assume, are good people," he conceded while announcing his campaign for the White House.

Responding to Trump's Thursday comments, Congressman Luis Gutierrez said, "As an American, I am ashamed of the President."

"We always knew that President Trump doesn't like people from certain countries or people or certain colors. We can now we say with 100% confidence that the President is a racist who does not share the values enshrined in our Constitution or Declaration of Independence," he said in a statement.

Gutierrez's comments were part of a maelstrom of condemnation that erupted following reports of the Trump's remarks.

The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) denounced Trump's comments.

"His decision to use profanity to describe African, Central American and Caribbean countries is not only a low mark for this President, it is a low point for our nation," the black civil rights group said in a statement. "This President's failure to grasp simple ideas of inclusion and maturity is an open sore on our democracy that continues to fester." -



        Latest News
Update - Turkish Citizen Arrested İn Israel Arrives İn Istanbul -15 minutes ago...
Ozkan was arrested on June 11 at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
Mosques Across Turkey Say Prayers İn Memory Of July 15 15 minutes ago...
On July 15, 2016, mosques prayed for national unity overnight to give Turkish people morale to stand against coup bid.
Turkish Citizen Arrested İn Israel Arrives İn Istanbul 30 minutes ago...
Ozkan was arrested on June 11 at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
Update - Turkish President Marks 2Nd Anniversary Of Coup Attempt 30 minutes ago...
July 15 coup attempt is 'revival of Turkish nation', says Erdogan.
Turkish President Marks 2Nd Anniversary Of Coup Attempt 15 minutes ago...
July 15 coup attempt is 'revival of Turkish nation', says Erdogan.

 
      Top News
Mosques Across Turkey Say Prayers İn Memory Of July 15 Mosques Across Turkey Say Prayers İn Memory Of July 15
Thousands Rally İn Istanbul To Mark 2 Years To Coup Bid Thousands Rally İn Istanbul To Mark 2 Years To Coup Bid
Update - Un Peace Envoy Arrives İn Gaza Amid Tension Update - Un Peace Envoy Arrives İn Gaza Amid Tension
Turkish Representations Abroad Mark July 15 Turkish Representations Abroad Mark July 15
Turkish Agency Distributes Seeds To Farmers İn Sudan Turkish Agency Distributes Seeds To Farmers İn Sudan
Uk: Protests Continue As Trump Arrives İn Scotland Uk: Protests Continue As Trump Arrives İn Scotland
Turkey İssues Travel Warning For Iraq Amid Protests Turkey İssues Travel Warning For Iraq Amid Protests
July 15 Greatest Betrayal, Says Turkey's Religious Head July 15 Greatest Betrayal, Says Turkey's Religious Head
4 Oil Engineers Kidnapped İn Southern Libya 4 Oil Engineers Kidnapped İn Southern Libya
Gazan Dies Of Wounds From Israeli Fire Gazan Dies Of Wounds From Israeli Fire