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White House must apologize for Trump's degrading comments: Congressman

Friday 12/January/2018 - 12:45 PM
Sada El Balad
Republican Congressman Erik Paulsen has condemned US President Donald Trump over his degrading comments about immigrants from El Salvador، Haiti and certain African countries، calling Trump's words "completely inappropriate"، according to "Press TV".

Using the most condescending and undiplomatic language imaginable، Trump reportedly asked during a White House meeting on Thursday why “people from shithole countries come to” the United States.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said، according to The Washington Post.

Paulsen demanded on Thursday night the White House issue an apology regarding Trump’s racial slur، and censured the president for making "denigrating statement" about other countries.

"It is completely inappropriate for the President to refer to other countries in the manner in which he reportedly did، especially given the circumstances and disasters that led many TPS immigrants to seek refuge and shelter in the US،" Paulsen tweeted.

"I hope the White House apologizes for these degrading comments and focuses on working towards a solution for those from TPS countries rather than making denigrating statements،" he added.

Fellow Republican Representative Mia Love also slammed Trump's "unkind، divisive" remarks."My parents came from one of those countries، took an oath of allegiance to it، and took on the responsibilities of everything that being a citizen comes with،" the Haitian-American said in a statement.

The White House issued a statement on Thursday in response to The Washington Post report، but did not deny Trump's despicable description of an entire continent.

White House spokesman Raj Shah said the president supports an immigration policy that welcomes "those who can contribute to our society.”

“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries، but President Trump will always fight for the American people،” Shah said.

Edited by Rasha Mohamed

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