A whole lot present up for protest close to Mar-a-Lago

Dozens of people gathered in West Palm Beach along Southern Boulevard near Mar-a-Lago Monday morning to show solidarity with the Haitian Community.

Nathan Vincent was one of many who showed up at the rally.

He said he and others were there in response to President Donald Trump’s reported derogatory remarks about Haiti.

“We’re speaking based on credible senators that was there with him. They said he said it,” said Vincent.

Speakers used a bullhorn and chanted, “What do we want? Apology. From whom? Trump”

They also waved signs that stated “Haiti is not a sh–hole.” and said prayers to show support, as they marched across the intracoastal bridge towards Mar-a-Lago.

Organizer Byrnes Guillaume said the Haitian Community wants President Trump to apologize for comments attributed to him.

He said the comments were vulgar, disrespectful, and do not characterize the Haitian people or the Haitian Americans living in the United States.

“Mr. Trump we want him to know what he said was not who we are and he needs to apologize it was unbecoming of a president,” said Guillaume.

President Trump defended himself Sunday night after dinner at Mar-a-Lago.

He told reporters, “No, I’m not a racist. I’m the least racist person you have ever interview. That I can tell you.”

Trump said on Twitter that he only used tough language during the DACA meeting and didn’t say anything derogatory against Haitians.

He also mentioned the idea of recording future meetings due to a “lack of trust.”

Some Trump supporters like Karin Fahrenholz were also standing along Southern Boulevard near Flagler Drive Monday morning during the rally.

Fahrenholz said Trump’s comments may have been misinterpreted.

“Certainly if the comment was made I can understand how it could be interpreted that way,” Fahrenholz said. “I can also see the point of view that may have been misinterpreted, he may have simply been acknowledging that they are living in terrible conditions, not … that they are terrible people.”

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