Many Trump supporters on social media, once again, are calling the Haitian, African, South American comments as just more liberal PC and hate coming from the President's antagonists. "We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful", the President said in a tweet.
Jimmy Kimmel devoted the most time to Trump's comments on Thursday night. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!" - referring to his remarks. The uproar comes as Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill try to hash out a deal on immigration policy and protecting the so-called "Dreamers" - young immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents.
"When you're doing that well and you have that many accomplishments, don't you want people to be talking about your accomplishments?" His rhetoric falls far from it. If my job is to report the truth, the truth is, what the president said was hurtful.
"Others gave me when I didn't have anything". He referred to their countries of origin as - sorry, there is no sugarcoating it - shitholes. The legislation would provide a pathway to citizenship for so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S.as children, but would also incorporate other border and internal security provisions to try to appease Republicans.
The Mission also demanded a retraction of the statement and an apology from the U.S. President.
"For months, I have been involved in numerous high level bipartisan meetings negotiating DACA (Deferred Action for Child Arrivals), including Thursday's meeting at the White House". The White House did not provide specific results of those tests. The group also said it was "concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the US administration towards Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of color". Our AU Presidents must respond strongly to this insult.