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State College leaders condemn Trump for ‘s---hole’ comment

President Donald Trump listens as Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington.
President Donald Trump listens as Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. AP

State College Mayor Don Hahn and Borough Council President Evan Myers issued a statement Tuesday condemning President Donald Trump for his “unspeakable words ... attacking immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.”

The statement was in recognition of the National Day of Racial Healing.

“State College rejects the politics of divisiveness, renews its commitment to tolerance and understanding among races and nationalities and celebrates the diversity of those who contribute to our community,” the statement said.

During an Oval Office meeting on immigration last week, Trump reportedly asked why the United States would let in more immigrants from Haiti and “s---hole countries” in Africa, according to McClatchy’s DC Bureau.

“His remarks defy American values and identity. We are a nation of immigrants and have a rich history of welcoming immigrants from around the globe — children, men, women, students, scholars, scientists and refugees,” the statement said.

Hahn and Myers said in the statement that State College reaffirms its welcome to visitors and residents, regardless of their nationality or race.

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