Don't let Trump's vulgarity distract from his bigotry

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Don't let Trump's vulgarity distract from his bigotry

One lawmaker in Ghana called for a boycott by developing countries against the United States until Trump leaves office.

Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday.

In a series of tweets on Friday morning, Trump said the language used by him at the meeting was "tough, but this was not the language used", stressing that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians".

Mr. Trump's reported remarks are the latest example of the president's use of racially tinged language about immigrants. "You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as 's***holes, ' whose entire populations who are not white, are therefore not welcome".

The African Union (AU), an organisation which promotes cooperation on the continent, said it was alarmed by Trump's "very racist" comments. Grant Harris, who ran Africa policy at the White House under former president Barack Obama, said "it's nearly impossible for diplomats to say something that would make an African government feel better".

Norwegians reacting on social media were in no hurry to relocate. More than 50,000 Haitian TPS recipients live in South Florida, which is home to the largest concentration of Haitians in the nation.

So, if I'm talking to President Trump today, what we're asking - we're asking two things. The Associated Press stylebook (which Gambit and many other newspapers use as a baseline standard) is clear on the subject: obscenities, profanities, vulgarities: Do not use them in stories unless they are part of direct quotations and there is a compelling reason for them.

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

Botswana also said it had summoned the USA ambassador to that country, Earl Miller, to "express its displeasure" and had asked Miller whether Botswana "is regarded as a "s**thole" country". We have Haitians taking care of the American elderly.

Some acknowledged problems in their countries, but blamed this on their poor leaders as well as western nations such as the US.

In Kenya, East Africa's economic hub, political activist Boniface Mwangi pleaded: "Please don't confuse the #shithole leaders we Africans elect with our attractive continent". "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. Wages were less than a third of what they were in the United States.

Lewis said that Trump had undermined 25 years of African goodwill towards the U.S. "to essentially give the back of his hand to 49 countries south of the Sahara creates real problems in many ways".

This is not what Trump said, of course.

NAKASEC joined other groups in calling for the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act to be attached to the federal budget vote, in lieu of a massive reform bill that would include cuts to other aspects of the US immigration system.

To wit: Trump has claimed he objects to the lottery program because it admits terrorists, but he still objects to the deal reached on it because it still allows people (those with TPS) from the wrong countries, the "s--hole" countries, to remain.

Durbin added, "When the question was asked about Haitians ... he said, 'Haitians?"

The George W. Bush Presidential Center also chimed in on Twitter, saying "El Salvador was among the first to join our coalition in Iraq, sending thousands of soldiers to fight and die alongside Americans". And what's truly frightening about the "locker room talk" narrative of Trump's language is that it accepts racism, misogyny, and xenophobia as normal.

"People feel they're not wanted and that this country is divisive", Streets said.

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