The senior pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church is condemning President Trump’s alleged remarks regarding several Latin American and African nations.
On the same day the president declared Jan. 15, 2018, a federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Raphael Warnock, along with other religious leaders, criticized what he called Trump’s "vile and racist" remarks.
Noting the president's signing ceremony earlier in the day, Warnock said, "A proclamation without an apology is hypocrisy. There is no redemption without repentance. The president needs to repent."
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On Thursday, Trump, according to anonymous sources, referred to certain nations as “s---hole countries" in an immigration meeting at the White House which included U.S. Sen. David Perdue of Georgia.
On Friday, the president denied using the term and, in a statement, Perdue said he did not recall the comments.
Nonetheless, Warnock is also calling on Perdue to condemn Trump's alleged remarks.