NewsExpress advert FCMB banner
US Senator confirms President Trump insulted Africans and Haitians

By News Express on 12/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 352

•Illinois Senator Dick Durbin
•Illinois Senator Dick Durbin

Reports that U.S. President Donald Trump used a vulgar term to describe Haiti and African nations have been confirmed by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, who was in an Oval Office meeting Thursday when the President called them “s---hole countries”.

Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, described the president’s words as “hateful, vile and racist”. He said Twitter denials by Trump are “not true. He said these hate-filled things. And he said them repeatedly”.

Trump took to Twitter on Friday to deny using the vulgar term during a White House meeting Thursday on immigration.

In another Twitter post, the president wrote that he “never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very troubled and poor country.” The president said he has a wonderful relationship with Haitians and suggested future meetings probably should be recorded.

Durbin said when the issue of Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Haitian immigrants in the U.S. was raised, the president responded “Haitians. Do we need more Haitians?” Durbin recounted that Trump went on to discuss similarly protected immigration from Africa, “calling the nations they come from s---holes.”

The comments, first reported Thursday by The Washington Post, were made during a presentation by Durbin and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham about bipartisan legislation to protect from deportation those immigrants who were illegally brought to the U.S. as children by their parents. Durbin noted that Graham confronted the president about his remarks.

The president also asked why the United States would allow more immigrants from Haiti and Africa rather than countries like Norway. The president met with Norway’s prime minister Wednesday.

At the United Nations on Friday, when VOA asked Norway’s foreign minister for reaction to the president’s comments, Norway's foreign minister replied: “I don’t think right now,” before hurrying to a meeting with the U.N. secretary-general. (VOA)

Source News Express

Posted 12/01/2018 8:20:31 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+



REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...


You may also like...
Troops vanquish militia on Benue/Nassarawa border

Nigeria’s Dream Team shake off travel woes to...

Corruption, Nigeria’s biggest problem —Jaiz Bank MD

FRSC to deploy 25,000 men for patrol during...

Shell denies complicity in spill site fire at...

Meningitis: 22m people at risk in 5 states...

INEC probes allegations of electoral malpractice

Maritime workers protest 8 months salary arrears

We must fight to save the lives of...

34 refugees die after being abandoned in the...

Wait for Supreme Court judgement, PDP tells Sheriff...

Anambra: Between policy and perception


Latest News Victor Moses shoots down hosts Poland as Super Eagles begin 2018 World Cup preparation on victory note FG tackles Bill Gates over Buhari’s economic strategy Jonathan, South South Governors, others storm Yenagoa for Restructuring Rally Cholera, Lassa fever kill 14 in Bauchi Anambra guber: Tribunal fixes April 17 for hearing of case against Obiano Queen Elizabeth to start this year’s London Marathon 7.4m pupils benefitting from school feeding programme — Osinbajo Supreme Court orders retrial of Kenny Martins, others for alleged N7.74bn Police Equipment fraud CBN sustains intervention in foreign exchange market with $339.89m Akeredolu remains Ondo Governor — APC Technological Development: FG ready to partner Techno Land Use Charge: Lagos Peoples’ Assembly throws weight behind Ambode •Brands Ikeja NBA mercenary tools of politicians


Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (333,021 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (325,923 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (261,428 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (214,892 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (198,385 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (192,933 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (168,163 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (150,822 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (143,494 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (133,729 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (133,013 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (126,227 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (35) Business & Economy (2,984) Business Verdict (36) Columnists (817) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (456) Features (554) Global Business Monitor (241) International (1,863) Interview (146) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (114) News (33,862) Opinion (898) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,636) Religion (703) Sports (1,458) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update



NLNG Science and Literature Prize Awards




Football Highlight -- BARCELONA - CHELSEA 3:0


APO Group Partner




REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera