Donald Trump: Trump does not use “presidential” language
Trump’s detractors are reliably predictable.
If you want to see how Trump can do or say nothing good in the view of his screeching detractors, this story explains it all. Trump questioned why America would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa, rather than places like Norway. And the proverbial hit the international fan. What some people refuse to understand is that Trump does not fit the traditional mould of diplomacy. He uses vulgar language which eliminates all misunderstanding. If he was calling Haiti a “shithole” he is right. Go and see for yourself—it’s a dangerous shithole. Just like the Sudanese black gangs waging a terror campaign in Victoria also come from a “shithole” of a country. That is why such people flee “shithole” countries. The problem is that they bring with them “shithole” ideology incompatible with most decent and civilised societies in the Western world. Trump does not mince words. That’s why he was elected. Meanwhile another record stock market close. Jobs up. Manufacturing up. and the list goes on but not in the socialist media.Haiti says it is “deeply shocked and outraged” by Trump’s vulgar remark on immigration, calling it “racist.” The Haitian government says in a statement that “these insulting and reprehensible statements in no way reflect the virtues of wisdom, restraint and discernment that must be cultivated by any high political authority.” It adds that the comment as reported “reflects a totally erroneous and racist view of the Haitian community and its contribution to the United States.” Haiti’s U.S. Ambassador Paul Altidor told Yamiche Alcindor that the Haitian government sent a formal request for a U.S. official to explain the U.S. president’s comment. Obviously forgotten is the US $13 billion in aid money to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, and it still a shithole. Since the earthquake, the US has given $4.7 billion for assistance to Haiti. Their foolish ‘me to’ attack on Trump will no doubt be noted in his “donations to shithole countries book.”
Donald Trump denies s***hole reference to Africa and Haiti in wake of global backlash
US President Donald Trump has addressed global backlash to reports he referred to “shithole” African nations during a White House meeting on immigration, tweeting: “This was not the language used.”
Mr Trump faced a storm of criticism after the people briefed on the meeting said Mr Trump had questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa, rather than places like Norway.
The White House has not denied the language, nor have the several Republicans in the meeting.
However, without directly referencing the “shithole” comment, Mr Trump addressed the furore in a series of tweets.
External Link: 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!
“The language used in the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used,” he said, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, designed to protect children brought to the US illegally.
Mr Trump later tweeted that his comments on Haiti were “made up” by Democrats.
External Link: Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!
After reports of Mr Trumps comments were made public, the United Nations human rights office rejected the alleged remarks as “racist”.
“There is no other word one can use but ‘racist’,” UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a Geneva news briefing when asked about the comments.
“You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as ‘shitholes’, whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome.”
“This isn’t just a story about vulgar language, it’s about opening the door to humanity’s worst side,” he said.
For the Salvadorans removed from the US in Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown, life is about to get harder.
Mr Trump’s denial came too late to ward off protests from the continent he was reported to have targeted.
The African Union said it was “frankly alarmed” by the President’s comments.
“Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behaviour and practice,” spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said.
“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.”
Some African governments found themselves in an awkward position.
As top recipients of US aid, some hesitated to jeopardise it by criticising Mr Trump, especially as his administration has sought to slash foreign assistance.
“Unless it was specifically said about South Sudan, we have nothing to say,” South Sudan government spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny said.
But South Africa’s ruling African National Congress called the reports “extremely offensive”, while opposition leader Mmusi Maimane said they were “abhorrent”.
“The hatred of Obama’s roots now extends to an entire continent,” he said.
Deputy secretary general Jesse Duarte said developing countries do have difficulties, but the United States itself has millions of people out of work or without health care.
‘Good morning from the greatest most beautiful shithole’
While 40 percent of the world’s poor live in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the International Monetary Fund, the region also has billionaires, reality shows and a growing middle class.
Some quickly decided to own the vulgar language.
“Casual Friday at the White House is soon to include hoods and tiki torches at this rate,” South African media outlet Daily Maverick wrote.
“Good morning from the greatest most beautiful ‘shithole country’ in the world!!!” South African Broadcasting Corporation anchor Leanne Manas tweeted.
“As someone from South Shithole, Trevor is deeply offended by the President’s remarks,” The Daily Show, a US program, tweeted of its South African-born host, Trevor Noah.
In Kenya, East Africa’s economic hub, political activist Boniface Mwangi pleaded: “Please don’t confuse the #shithole leaders we Africans elect with our beautiful continent.”