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GOP Rep. Mia Love, daughter of Haitian immigrants, tells Trump to apologize for comments

Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah), the daughter of Haitian immigrants and the first black female Republican elected to Congress, called President Trump's vulgar description of Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries "divisive" and "elitist."

Trump called the nations "shitholes" during a meeting Thursday with lawmakers, and in a statement, Love said his comments were "unkind" and "fly in the face of our nation's values. This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation." Love said her parents "proudly took an oath of allegiance to the United States and took on the responsibilities of everything that being a citizen comes with. They never took a thing from our federal government. They worked hard, paid taxes, and rose from nothing to take care of and provide opportunities for their children. They taught their children to do the same. That's the American Dream."

Love then called on Trump to apologize "to both the American people and the nations he so wantonly maligned." It was a kinder response than the one Trump received from former Mexican President Vicente Fox, who said Trump's mouth is "the foulest shithole in the world."