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Ex-governor general Michaëlle Jean calls reported Trump comments 'troubling, offensive'

Ex-governor general Michaëlle Jean calls reported Trump comments 'troubling, offensive'
From CBC - January 12, 2018

Former Canadian governor general Michalle Jean, who was born in Haiti, has condemned Donald Trump's reported derogatory comments about that country and unnamed African countries.

"Today, January12, marks the commemoration of the earthquake that devastated Haiti eightyears ago," Jean said in a statement, "and it was so disturbing this morning to hear President Trump's comments reported all over the news calling my poor native land and African countries 'shithole'nations.

"It is such an insult before humanity. For the First Representative of the United States of America to speak in such a manner is quite troubling and offensive."

The U.S. president is reported to have referred to "shithole countries" in Africa, questioned why the United States would take more people from Haiti, and expressed a preference for people from Norway while he wasmeeting with lawmakers in the White House on Thursday.

After an initial series of reports were published on Thursday night, a subsequent report on Friday morning suggested that Trump might not have described Haiti as a "shithole."

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