'Reprehensible and racist:' Trump's remarks outrage Africans

Lester Mason
January 14, 2018

President Nana Akufo-Addo today said Donald Trump's reported description of African nations as "sh**hole countries" was unacceptable, while his predecessor branded the U.S. head of state a racist.

As top recipients of USA aid, some hesitated to jeopardise it by criticising Trump, especially as his administration has sought to slash foreign assistance. "We knew this at the inception of this administration and that was the lowest point in the history of our country to date", Cleveland said.

The statement added that Gaborone had sought clarification from the United States ambassador on whether "Botswana is regarded as a "s***hole" country, given that there are Botswana nationals residing in the US". "That partnership must be grounded in mutual responsibility and mutual respect", he said.

Both nations have been praised by the United States government as stable democracies in the region. The Q&A session was about the country's new tax law, but Ryan addressed obscene comments about immigrants made by President Donald Trump, calling the remarks "very unfortunate, unhelpful".

Senegal's foreign ministry also called in the U.S. ambassador in Dakar to demonstrate its displeasure, a U.S. State Department official said. Well, that is the ideal definition of racism.

"Listen, I'm sure the fact that the counties he described as "shitholes" are mostly populated by people of color and the immigrants he wants from Norway are not is a coincidence", Kimmel said.

Trump specifically questioned why the US would want to admit more people from Haiti.

In a series of tweets on Friday morning, Trump said the language used by him at the meeting was "tough, but this was not the language used", stressing that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians".


Many on the world's second most populous continent reached for their smartphones, long-practiced in defending it from easy stereotypes.

According to Adesina, some parts of America are poor.

"This is not just a story about vulgar language", he said.

"These comments clearly reflect the President's true feelings on immigrants and make it extremely doubtful that he will work in an honest, decent way that reflects America's best values on legislation to protect DREAMers", Hoyer said. South African Broadcasting Corporation anchor Leanne Manas tweeted.

Whoa. I've never seen a statement like this by African countries directed at the United States.

But Norwegians and their Scandinavian cousins on Twitter made a decision to mock Mr Trump and America itself instead by asking why they would want to go to a country without free healthcare and rampant gun crime. "And Trump", said Baraldsnes.

When you have rebel factions that kill children, disembowel women as saints, who mutilate innocent civilians. "Do we need more Hatians?"'

He has claimed without evidence that Barack Obama, the nation's first black president, was not born in the USA; said Mexican immigrants were "bringing crime" and were "rapists"; and claimed there were "very fine people on both sides" after violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, left a counter-protester dead.

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