African ambassadors to United Nations call Trump's remark 'outrageous, racist'

"It is such an insult before humanity,' Canada's former governor general Michaëlle Jean who was born in Haiti says about comments attributed to U.S. President Donald Trump regarding Haiti and other African countries

Trump said in a statement online that he did not use the language described in the leaked report.

In a widely reported conversation this week with lawmakers, Trump referred to African nations and Haiti as "sh**hole" countries.

"Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and United States of America would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime...countries which are doing badly", Trump said in two tweets.

Botswana's foreign ministry summoned the USA ambassador in protest and called the comments "highly irresponsible, reprehensible and racist".

Uganda's state minister for global relations, Henry Okello Oryem, called the remarks "unfortunate and regrettable" and hoped that heads of state will reply at an African Union summit later this month. We also, as a government, as a people, to open our arms.

The African Union (AU), an organisation which promotes cooperation on the continent, said it was alarmed by Trump's "very racist" comments.

United Nations human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva that Trump's comments were "shocking and shameful".

Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power has shared the statement on Twitter, saying: "Whoa".

"We do not recall the president saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest", they said in a statement.

Durbin said, "We have seven days and the clock is ticking".

Late a year ago, Trump's administration put an end to a temporary residency program given to Haitian immigrants, permitting 60,000 Haitian citizens to live and work in the USA safely after a magnitude-7 natural disaster in 2010.

"There is a serious need for dialogue between the US Administration and the African countries".

On Friday's agenda is Trump's first physical exam since he's taken office. On Friday morning, Trump tweeted that his "language was tough" but "this was not the language used".

He said the bill was a step backwards because it would force the United States "to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly".

The statement the African ambassadors issued expresses concern over the Trump administration's apparent increasing denigration of Africa "and people of color".

Trump went on to say "I'm running to be president of all Americans..."

"If that comment is accurate, the comment is incredibly disappointing", Scott told the newspaper. In the nearly three-minute video, the anchor schools Trump on respect, dignity and the courage of immigrants coming to America.

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