Gov. Dannel Malloy had the flag of Haiti flown on the governor's residence on Friday evening in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of Haitian-Americans.
The move comes after President Donald Trump made comments about immigrants during a private meeting with lawmakers earlier this week. Malloy said his decision was because Haitian-Americans and other immigrant groups "have been so crudely and wrongly disparaged" by the President. ?
“The United States is a nation of immigrants who originate from countries throughout the world,” Malloy said in a statement on Friday. “We should celebrate this diversity, not denigrate and shame it.”
The flag of #Haiti is flying at the Governor's Residence in #Hartford in solidarity w/ Haitian-Americans & others in the US.— Governor Dan Malloy (@GovMalloyOffice) January 12, 2018
"The US is a nation of immigrants who originate from countries throughout the world. We should celebrate this diversity, not denigrate and shame it." –DM pic.twitter.com/ZpLcKCQvg7
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