On Thursday, President Donald Trump questioned, in vulgar terms, according to reports, why the United States allows immigrants from Haiti and countries in Africa to come to the United States. A roundup of editorials Friday dissects Trump’s words on immigration, and where the conversation goes from here. (Note: These editorials contain crude language.)
From The Atlantic: Why can’t the president imagine Haitians or Africans as part of the fabric of this country?
The African Union tells the AP it is 'frankly alarmed' by Trump's comment about immigrants from Africa. https://t.co/4gD4BglUBP— AP Africa (@AP_Africa) January 12, 2018
The Washington Post: There is no getting around it, the president said what he feels in the immigration meeting.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights spokesperson condemns Pres. Trump's "shocking and shameful" comment: "I'm sorry, but there's no other word one can use but racist." https://t.co/KAz6XArBMd pic.twitter.com/fLBmvLgLN9— ABC News (@ABC) January 12, 2018
From The Miami Herald: Mr. President, immigrants from Haiti and Africa are looking for the promise of a better life in this country.