Trump loves Norway. Haiti, Latin America and Africa? Not so much

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Tim Scott, R-S.C., called Trump's remarks "disappointing".

The White House, in an initial statement, did not deny the comments, which remained unchallenged by the Trump administration, until a pair of tweets from the US President came later.

On Thursday, a leaked discussion at the White House on immigration alleged Trump asked Senators why the USA was not prioritizing immigration from prosperous nations like Norway, rather than mass immigrating foreign nationals from Haiti, El Salvador, and other turmoil-ridden nations.

In a private White House meeting on Thursday (Jan. 11), President Donald Trump reportedly remarked that Haiti and African nations are "sh*thole countries".

President Nana Akufo-Addo today said Donald Trump's reported description of African nations as "sh**hole countries" was unacceptable, while his predecessor branded the USA head of state a racist.

Trump did not publicly address the controversy during the ceremony and ignored repeated questions about it from reporters in the room.

The remarks leaked out, transforming a debate about saving from deportation some 700,000 young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children into another drama about Trump himself.

Akufo-Addo's predecessor, John Dramani Mahama, also criticized Trump's comments in a tweet on Saturday. "The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards", he said.

Duncan, R-3rd District and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, has long supported the island nation's recovery from a devastating 2010 natural disaster, but has also called for more transparency in US aid money sent to the country.

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The African Union (AU), an organisation which promotes cooperation on the continent, said it was alarmed by Trump's "very racist" comments.

The ceremony was attended by a number of King's descendants as well as a frighteningly large number of miscellaneous Black people.

On Friday, the Republican president denied making the vulgar referenced during the meeting.

"Botswana government is wondering why Trump use such kind of disruptor as well as derogatory word when talking about countries with whom the USA has had cordial and mutual bilateral relations for so many years", reads part of the statement.

In a statement it said it had asked the USA government, through its ambassador, to "clarify" if the derogatory remark also applied to Botswana given that there were Botswana nationals living in the United States and others who wished to go there.

Trump's comments are extremely offensive to South Africa, said Jessie Duarte, a senior official with the ruling African National Congress.

On social media, users across the continent on Friday posted images of modern skylines and attractive nature from their countries with the ironic hashtag "shithole".

Haiti's ambassador to Washington, Paul Altidor, said it was distressing that attention was drawn to the comments on the anniversary and day of remembrance for about 220,000 people killed on the island by the quake.

Colville warns that comments by a major political figure, such as the president of the United States, can have damaging and unsafe consequences.

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