UPDATED: Trump to meet with Caribbean leaders, including Saint Lucia’s, at Mar-a-Lago, Florida

BY TAL AXELROD

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(THE HILL) — President Trump is slated to meet with the leaders of several Caribbean countries later this week at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, the White House announced.

Trump will gather with the leaders of the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia on Friday to reaffirm the White House’s “strong friendship with and commitment to these countries, and signal the importance of the Caribbean to the hemisphere,” the White House said in a statement.

“The President will discuss his vision for our diverse relationships in the Caribbean and the potential opportunities for energy investment,” the White House added, noting that the leaders will also discuss Chinese economic practices in the region and the current Venezuelan leadership crisis.

Trump sparked bipartisan backlash early last year after he reportedly referred to immigrants from Haiti and African nations as coming from “shithole countries.” He also reportedly suggested that the U.S. should welcome immigrants from countries like Norway.

“Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said ‘take them out.’ Made up by Dems,” Trump tweeted in response to a report about his comments at the time. “I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!”

Trump has previously held high-profile negotiations at his Florida resort since becoming president. He hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping to negotiate the trade relationship between Washington and Beijing and hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss commerce and defense interests in 2017.

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3 comments

  1. Can someone please refresh my memory, Im failing to remember if Obama ever met with Caribbean leaders, also what has Obama done for the Caribbean community? please help me…i Just…cant remember..im trying to, I really am. What did he do for us again? surely someone must remember…

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  2. I wonder what this Red Johncrow want ??? Oh ! Venezuela . Should have known they don't give a dam about us and under Trump worst yet. A little arm twisting he calling them for just watch. The politicians better be smart something for something nothing for nothing don't sell out.

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  3. Don’t tell me he is trying to get you all to turn on Venezuela? while making false promises. Don’t fall for it clowns. Murudo is the legitimate president of Venezuela and that puppet Guido is just another imperialist hack!!

    These guys never invest in the caribbean, you all get aid from Taiwan and other countries all of a sudden they want to invest in renewable energy. DONT FALL FOR IT!! These guys looking out for their own interest and that is to steal Venezuela oil...Some of you bow so much to these imperialist it’s ashame.

    Venezuela natural resources belong to the Venezuelan people and imperialist need to stay out.

    Today is Venezuela tomorrow it could be your natural resources they will try to steal!! Study history before you believe these imperialist THEY ARE NOT TO BE TRUSTED !!

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