HARTFORD (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has directed the flag of Haiti to be flown at governor's Hartford residence in response to President Donald Trump’s vulgar remarks about immigrants from Africa and Haiti. Malloy, a Democrat, said Friday that the nation's diversity should be celebrated, not denigrated. The Haitian flag was also flown at Hartford City Hall.
Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano, of New Haven, said that the president's comments were “beyond inappropriate and offensive” and “fly in the face of what it means to be Republican and an American.” Fasano, who declined to be a Trump delegate, called on Trump to “apologize for these disrespectful and outrageous comments.”
Trump disputes accounts of the language he used during a meeting on immigration with members of the Senate on Thursday, but he has not denied using the most controversial word attributed to him.