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Haitian ambassador condemns Trump's alleged remarks

Haitian ambassador condemns Trump's alleged remarks
Posted at 1:56 PM, Jan 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-15 09:47:14-05

NEW YORK (CNN) – Haiti’s ambassador to the U.S. is joining the condemnation of President Donald Trump’s alleged remarks about the Caribbean nation last week.

Paul Altidor, Haiti's ambassador to the U.S., addressed the topic during an interview with CNN’s “New Day” Monday morning.

"The words, they did hurt the community, they did hurt the country of Haiti,” said Altidor. “Hurt because, one, it's an insult to our dignity, but more importantly it's because too much of Haiti is misunderstood."

Multiple sources said Trump made the remark during an immigration meeting with lawmakers on Thursday.

He reportedly asked why the U.S. needs more Haitians and pushed to “take them out.”

Trump also allegedly made a vulgar comment about African countries.

The president has denied the accusations, and two GOP senators at the meeting said they don’t recall him making the remarks.

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