Local African immigrants respond to president's comment

President Trump's remarks that some countries might be “shithole nations” is entirely false

The counsel general of Haiti in Miami told Local 10 News on Friday that he is shocked and outraged about President Donald Trump's alleged controversial remark about Haiti.

"For over two centuries, immigrants from all over the world have come to America and built our country with energy and vitality", he said.

Trump allegedly made them during a DACA meeting with lawmakers at the White House on Thursday.

"I felt disgust", said Labossiere, a Haitian immigrant and co-founder of the Bay Area's Haiti Action Committee.

He reiterated his call for ending chain migration and the lottery route to immigration.

Despite the claims by Trump that he never made the comments, at least one lawmaker present in the meeting has insisted the president did make the "s********" comment. "They have that blanket statement of why do Americans hate us?"

Many in the Haitian community are asking the president to change his tune. Don't get all upset, don't start criticizing, yelling. "There is no other word you can use but 'racist'".

Trump has taken a tough stance on immigration, moving to limit refugee intake, rescind protections for people brought into the country illegally as children, and block travel for citizens of certain Muslim-majority nations in the Middle East and Africa.

"Made up by Dems", he tweeted. Say, 'I did not mean this. Trump wasn't apologetic and denied he was racist, instead blaming the media for distorting his meaning, the confidant said.

"Why do we need more Haitians?"

"What the president said is offensive and doesn't reflect who we are as a country", Murkowski stated in an email distributed by her spokeswoman.

"The President's physical exam today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center went exceptionally well". "It's a combination of these things". She mentions that he should be held to the same standards as anyone else who exhibits such behavior. "He's demonstrated that", Derrick Johnson said in an interview on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront".

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle took a harder stance against the remark.

Ndiang'ui is from Kenya and now teaches diversity and is concerned about the president's comments. "What I think of these countries is actually very positive'".

He said Trump used the most vulgar term "more than once".

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