The African ambassadors issued the statement late Friday following an emergency meeting after Mr. Trump used vulgar language to reject an immigration bill, asking why the USA would take in more people from Haiti and "sh*thole countries" in Africa.
Donald Trump wants America to have more immigrants from Norway in contrast to what he reportedly called "shithole countries" in Africa. In a meeting with a group of senators, Trump had questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to one participant and people briefed on the remarkable conversation. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!" the president tweeted.
But U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, who was at the meeting, insists the Republican president used the vulgar term.
In full damage control, Trump and the White House trashed Wolff and his book as fiction and tabloid garbage while defending the President's mental fitness. Two Democrats - Congressional Black Caucus Chair Cedric Richmond and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerry Nadler - said Friday they would be filing a censure resolution next week against the president for his comments, as lawmakers continue to work toward an immigration deal.
The Haitian government said in a statement "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", according to the Associated Press, adding that the comment "reflects a totally erroneous and racist view of the Haitian community and its contribution to the United States".
Lewis said that Trump had undermined 25 years of African goodwill towards the USA "to essentially give the back of his hand to 49 countries south of the Sahara creates real problems in many ways".
Instead, because the president of the United States, who seems determined to insult Haitians every chance he gets, said that Haiti - along with "Africa" - is a shithole, I must also lament yet another insult to our dignity.
Mr. President, so many have tried to take us out before. Tom Cotton and David Perdue, said they "do not recall the President saying these comments specifically".
The church says they have been working with refugees in Haiti since the island was struck by a 7.0 magnitude quake that killed more than 220,000 people in 2010.
Trump's comments came as Durbin was presenting details of the compromise plan that included providing $1.6 billion for a first installment on the president's long-sought border wall.
Trump's denial came among a series of other tweets in which he defended his immigration stance. He said these hateful things and he said them repeatedly. Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems. When I mentioned that fact to him, he said, 'Haitians? "It has become painfully clear to Americans of good will that we can have no constructive conversations about DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals], TPS [Temporary Protected Status], or family reunification with him, and this is truly unfortunate". He has also considered recording all his meetings to prevent similar controversies in the future.