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Black Caucus Chair Cedric Richmond: 'MAGA' Is Trump's Racist Slogan

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By    |   Friday, 12 January 2018 11:08 AM

The Congressional Black Caucus jumped on President Donald Trump's alleged comments about countries in the Caribbean, Central America, and Africa, calling him and his campaign slogan racist.

"President Trump's comments are yet another confirmation of his racially insensitive and ignorant views," caucus chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., said in a statement. "It also reinforces the concerns that we hear every day, that the president's slogan 'Make America Great Again' is really code for 'Make America White Again.'"

During a meeting with lawmakers Thursday, Trump allegedly referred to countries such as Haiti, El Salvador, and some in Africa as "sh**hole countries." According to people who were at the meeting, Trump asked why the United States couldn't take in more immigrants from countries such as Norway.

Trump denied making the comments, although he admitted Friday the language he used during the meeting was "tough."

Richmond accused Trump of trying to block people from Africa trying to emigrate to the U.S.

"President Trump is clearly more concerned with ending the future flow of immigrants from Africa and the African diaspora than providing relief to Dreamers who came here through no fault of their own," he said. "Unfortunately, there is no reason to believe that we can negotiate in good faith with a person who holds such vile and reprehensible beliefs."

The White House is working with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to put together and pass sweeping immigration reform that would include building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, ending the diversity visa lottery program and chain migration, and protection for people who have benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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