USA: Trump honours MLK Day amid fury over alleged «shithole countries» remark

US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation to honour Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the White House on Friday, a day after he allegedly called African nations “shithole countries” during a discussion on migration. «Today we celebrate Dr. King for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear: that no matter what the colour of our skin or the place of our birth, we are all... Еще created equal by God,» Trump said during the signing ceremony. The American federal holiday is observed each year on the third Monday of January, around January 15, the birthday of the Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement. The president is alleged to have said «why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?» during a Thursday Oval Office meeting with a handful of members of the House and Senate. He allegedly then added «we should bring in more people from places like Norway.» Trump reportedly denied making such comments on Friday, during a meeting in which he rejected a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme.

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