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Haitians Protest Trump’s “Shithole” Comments Outside U.S. Embassy

HeadlineJan 19, 2018
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In Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, demonstrators gathered Thursday outside the U.S. Embassy to protest President Trump’s policies—and to condemn his recent remarks in which he called Haiti, El Salvador and African Nations “shithole countries.” This is David Oxygène of the Movement for Liberty and Equality of Haitians.

David Oxygène: “We’re saying that Donald Trump is a racist, criminal president. We are declaring him persona non grata. He can’t step foot on this land, the land of Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the father of the nation. He shouldn’t come to any country in the Caribbean, nor any in Africa, because he treats those countries like shit.”

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