CARICOM condemns US president on his remarks

By MyVueNews Staff-writer

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 15th January, 2018 (MyVueNews.com) – The Caribbean Community issued a statement condemning what it called “repulsive language” used by United States President Donald Trump.

It is said that remarks, some have termed racist, were made by President Trump during a bipartisan meeting at the Whitehouse.

US media had reported on the allegations that generated criticism of the president from various countries. The remarks referenced African countries, Haiti and others as “sh__hole” countries.

Haiti is a member of the Caribbean Community, and as such, a response was issued.

“CARICOM condemns, in the strongest terms, the unenlightened views reportedly expressed,” a section reads.

It continued, “Of additional concern, is this pattern of denigrating Haiti and its citizens in what seems to be a concerted attempt to perpetuate a negative narrative of the country. We are especially saddened that such narrative emerged around the time of the anniversary of the devastating 2010 earthquake which took so many lives of citizens in that country.”

It stated also, “CARICOM therefore views this insult to the character of the countries named and their citizens as totally unacceptable.”

In a recent Tweet, President trump denies he is racist and also told Whitehouse reporters that he was not.

BBC reported, “He has now told reporters: I am not a racist. I’m the least racist person you have ever interviewed.”

It is alleged that in the immigration policy meeting at the Whitehouse, Trump reportedly said, in response to a proposal, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

The alleged remarks has spurred another round of debate on President Trump’s fitness to be a US president.

 

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