The wave of global outrage grew Saturday against the vulgar language President Donald Trump used when referring to immigration from African nations, with Ghana's president saying he would "not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful".
President Donald Trump spent Thursday night making a flurry of phone calls to friends and advisers - denying he was racist but defending his disparaging comments about Haitians and African countries - as something many people think, but won't say. He suggested in a statement Friday that the president had said something questionable, but Graham did not directly say Trump had used the term "sh-hole" to describe African countries.
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"I must admit it really hurt when I heard that", said Crevecoeur.
The controversy - and the president's actions - are being watched closely by Jacksonville's immigrant community, including Haitian immigrant Patrick Jacques. "I will simply repeat that Canada is a country of openness of respect and we will continue to be there to support friends around the world and to welcome people who will contribute to building a stronger country".
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Republican lawmakers who were in the Thursday meeting generally sidestepped questions about precisely what Trump said.
Almost a year into Trump's presidency, members of Congress are still struggling to relate to the unorthodox Trump and his spontaneous, often crude remarks. "Our AU Presidents must respond strongly to this insult", Mr. Mahama said in a tweet.
Trump preceded that message with a tweet that simply said: "America First!"
The statement the African ambassadors issued expresses concern over the Trump administration's apparent increasing denigration of Africa "and people of color". Trump denied using the word Friday. Republican Senator Lindsay Graham of SC, also present at the gathering, said he confronted the president over his racy comments.
Harris Rosen, president of Rosen Hotels, said one third of his staff is from Haiti.
The tentative deal also addresses border security, including a border wall, the diversity visa lottery and chain migration, in which United States green-card holders can sponsor other family members for permanent residence in the country.
"Has America become a better country as a result?"