Trump Says 'I'm Not A Racist'

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The 55-country African Union (AU) has demanded that U.S. president Donald Trump apologise for saying the USA should not accept immigrants from "shithole" African nations like Haiti, The Hill reported on Saturday (Jan 13). The largest groups El Salvador and the second is Honduran and the third is Haitians and when I mentioned that fact to him, he said, "Haitians, do we need more Haitians? I am not a racist". "I'm the least racist person you will ever interview". "And I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation".

Akufo-Addo's predecessor, John Dramani Mahama, also criticized Trump's comments in a tweet on Saturday.

Asked by a reporter in Florida whether he was a racist, Trump said: "No".

Trump's reported comments came during a bipartisan meeting at the Oval Office on Tuesday discussing immigration.

A confidant of Trump's told The Associated Press that the president spent Thursday evening calling friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction on his inflammatory remarks.

Mr Trump allegedly made the comments in a meeting with United States senators on Thursday to discuss the status of people subjected to the scheme - known as " - who came to the country illegally as children and were given protection from deportation by former president, Barack Obama. "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country", he wrote.

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"DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our military", Mr Trump said on Twitter.

"Generally, I prefer for network anchors to pose questions, rather than answer them", former CNN correspondent Frank Sesno said of cable news coverage. "It make me cry", Lewis said in a Sunday interview with ABC's This Week. Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, the only Democrat in the meeting, said the president indeed used those words.

The American leader has received global condemnations from many prominent figures including President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Add and former President John Dramani Mahama.

The church says they have been working with refugees in Haiti since the island was struck by a 7.0 magnitude natural disaster that killed more than 220,000 people in 2010.

"And if they say we don't have that, say, 'Well, look again, '" she added. But he left a door open that a deal could be reached with Democrats in Congress. "The future of the Dreamers should not be used as a bargaining chip to negotiate the most severe and restrictive immigration and security measures possible".

"We're ready, willing and able to make a deal on DACA, but I don't think the Democrats want to make a deal ..."

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