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Lindsey Graham Says He 'Said His Peace' to the President on Immigration

13 January 2018

Ambassadors unanimously agreed the resolution after an emergency session to weigh Trump's remarks. When it came to the issue of, quote, "chain migration", I said to the president, do you realize how painful that term is to so many people? "Given 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", AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said.

As President Trump wades through the fallout from his reported comments that Haiti and several African states are "shithole countries", a story published Friday by NBC News claims that on two separate instances, Trump made prejudiced assumptions about White House visitors due to their ethnicity.

However he later tweeted: "this was not the language used".

Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, characterized the remarks as "racist". Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted, for example, that journalists "from now on, when referring to Trump, must use the word "racist" as a factual description of him". Ben Cardin said Trump's "comments do not represent America's values". "Internationally, such language will deepen the isolation of the United States, a country that is already losing its global prestige".

Trump was widely derided past year after twice referring to Namibia as "Nambia".

"The first point of order in the new government declaration: Norway will still not be a shithole country", tweeted Kjetil Alstadheim, the political editor of financial daily Dagens Naeringsliv.

Many Africans reminded the U.S. of its historic role in the continent's woes.

Others condemned the USA president's comments as inappropriate or racist.

Haiti and Botswana summoned U.S. ambassadors to explain the comments reportedly made at a White House meeting as part of an attempt by Republicans and Democrats to protect from deportation 700,000 children brought to the USA illegally as children.

"A giant of a man does not need a proclamation from a small man like Donald Trump", Warnock told The Associated Press.

"This is no different from what Hollywood and Western media have been saying about Africa for decades".

Similar sentiments were expressed by other African leaders. "Our motherland is the most blessed continent that has been raped by imperialists in collaboration with our shitty misleaders for generations", wrote Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi on Twitter.

"He said 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country".

Trump spent about three hours with military doctors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, an exam that White House doctor Ronny Jackson said went "exceptionally well". Lindsay Graham, suggested the reported remarks were accurate: "Following comments by the president, I said my piece directly to him".

At a forum Friday at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ryan, R-Wis., said, "We just have to get it done". They note, for example, that immigrants from some African countries have higher rates of education that the US -born population and may benefit from a more skill-based approach.

"What Trump is doing has popped up periodically, but in modern times, no president has been so racially insensitive and shown outright disdain for people who aren't white", said Douglas Brinkley, a presidential historian.