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Roald Dahl’s family apologises for author’s antisemitic remark

Roald Dahl’s family apologises for author’s antisemitic remark

Entertainment
The family of Roald Dahl has apologised for an antisemitic comment by the late author made 37 years ago, saying his previous remarks were "incomprehensible".His relatives issued a joint statement on his website after concerns the comment could damage his legacy - which continues to live on while his estate signs deals with broadcasters to adapt his books. Dahl's words, they wrote, "stand in contrast" to the man they knew. Image: Many of Dahl's works have been adapted to West End plays and big-budget films The statement said: "The Dahl family and the Roald Dahl Story Company deeply apologise for the lasting and understandable hurt caused by some of Roald Dahl's statements."Those prejudiced remarks are incomprehensible to us and stand i...
Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark

Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark

World
Media playback is unsupported on your devicePresident Donald Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word "shithole" to describe African nations.Mr Trump reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan Oval Office meeting on immigration reform.He has now told reporters: "I am not a racist. I'm the least racist person you have ever interviewed."It is the first time the president has responded directly to the racism accusations.He made the denial to White House press pool reporters at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach in Florida on Sunday night.What did the president allegedly say?The row broke out after lawmakers from both parties visited the president on Thursday to work on a proposal for a bipartisan immigration deal....