The 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Saturday condemned US President Donald Trump’s use of “repulsive language” to reportedly describe Haiti and African nations.
CARICOM “is deeply disturbed by reports about the use of derogatory and repulsive language by the President of the United States in respect of our member state, Haiti, and other developing countries,” the bloc’s Guyana-based headquarters said in a statement.
“CARICOM condemns in the strongest terms, the unenlightened views reportedly expressed.”
At a White House meeting with Trump on Thursday, lawmakers raised the issue of protections for immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador.
Trump then reportedly demanded to know why the US should accept immigrants from “s…hole countries” rather than –for instance – wealthy and overwhelmingly white Norway.
Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who was present at the meeting, said Trump specifically asked, “Do we need more Haitians?” before launching into a diatribe about African immigration.
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