Reginald Dupont, executive director of Foundation SEROvie, an HIV/AIDS service organization that is based in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, described the comment as "a major affront to the dignity of peoples".
Mr Trump was in a closed meeting with members of Congress to discuss immigration on Thursday when he reportedly questioned why the United States would accept more people from Haiti and "sh*thole countries" in Africa, rather than places like Norway.
US President Donald Trump sought yesterday to quell a global firestorm over his reported denunciation of immigration from "sh**hole countries" - a slur slammed at home and overseas as racist.
The group also said it was concerned at the "continuing and growing trend from the USA administration towards Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of colour".
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Botswana's government on Friday condemned Trump's reported disparaging remarks about developing countries, calling on the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union and all other progressive nations across the world to strongly condemn the remarks.
The 55-nation African Union condemned the remarks while the southern African state of Botswana hauled in the U.S. ambassador to complain. "For example, for decades the people of El Salvador and Haiti have suffered as a result of bad leaders, rampant crime and natural disasters".
Josh Seefried, a former Air Force captain, on Friday wrote on Facebook that he had been stationed at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey for a few months when the quake struck. "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians!" he posted. "It was probably the most humbling but memorable experiences I ever had while in the Air Force".
Trump's comment was outrageous, immature, inhumane and vulgar - and it shames the nation.
"We have to show the world that this president does not represent the feelings of most of the American people", they said in a statement.
The controversy, stemming from discussions about whether to include immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and African countries in an immigration bill, appears to have dimmed chances of reaching a deal on immigration in the coming weeks.
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I could write a passionate rebuttal extolling all the virtues of Haiti, the island my parents are from, the first free black nation in the Western Hemisphere.
Taking those cues, a bipartisan group of six Senate lawmakers hashed out a deal that addressed those issues and provided legal protections for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S.as children without proper authorization.
"There is a serious need for dialogue between the US Administration and the African countries".
Not the country that executes more of its own people than most of the world combined. "The conversation about who we are as Americans has shifted and given in to a kind of xenophobia that makes it hard to discuss issues that affect all Americans". "I can not leave them alone to hear racist barbs, evil speech, incendiary comment, and blasphemous slander against the image and likeness of God in which they are made". "They [Republicans] don't believe in immigration - it's always been about people of color and keeping them out of this country", Gutierrez said.
"I don't think it makes it impossible, but I suspect the Democrats are sitting there going: 'Why would we want to compromise with him on anything?'"
The diplomats were encouraged to assure host governments that the "US has great respect for the people of Africa and all nations, and our commitment remains strong".
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