The plan stalled Thursday after Trump called some African nations, El Salvador and Haiti "s-hole" countries at a meeting that included several members of Congress.
Developing countries do have difficulties, but they are not "shithole countries", Duarte said, while calling Trump's remarks as "unfortunate". Botswana called the comments "reprehensible and racist". Why should we accept any less from the President of the United States of America? But there can be no disagreement among Republicans or Democrats that Trumps language and the message it sends to the world cannot stand. Friday morning, Trump took to Twitter to say the language he used at the meeting "was tough", but insisted the words being reported "was not the language used".
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday said Donald Trump's reported description of African nations as "shithole countries" was unacceptable, while his predecessor branded the USA head of state a racist. With some lawmakers present at the oval office meeting refusing to confirm Trump's comments, and two more contending they simply don't recall, it seems unlikely a presidential mea culpa is forthcoming. The details of the proposal have not been publicised, but the President said: "The so-called bipartisan DACA deal. was a big step backwards".
Trump held a televised meeting earlier this week at the White House with congressional Democrats and Republicans on comprehensive immigration reform - which would nearly certainly include protection for young illegal immigrants, known as DREAMers, in exchange for Trump's U.S. - Mexico border wall and the elimination of so-called "chain migration". "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!", the President tweeted.
"The words used by the president, as related to me directly following the meeting by those in attendance, were not 'tough, ' " he said, taking issue with the president's tweet.
Akufo-Addo's predecessor, John Dramani Mahama, also criticized Trump's comments Saturday.
Botswana said it had summoned the USA ambassador to that country to "express its displeasure" and had asked him whether Botswana "is regarded as a "sh**hole" country".
Senior congressman Mike Simpson said: "The rhetoric just makes it more hard, and that's unfortunate".