Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Donald Trump's 's**thole' remark sparks outrage in Africa

Donald Trump's 's**thole' remark sparks outrage in Africa

"Following comments by the president, I said my piece directly to him yesterday", said Graham, who was part of a bipartisan proposal on immigration that Trump rejected at the meeting. As for Africa, he asked why more people from "shithole countries" should be allowed into the USA, the sources said. Before Trump, the most prominent one was Alabama Sen. It's no wonder Fox News hosts have defended the comment.

Meanwhile, Kathinka Froystad addressed the President directly, saying: "Dear Mr President, I am glad you enjoyed meeting my prime minister, but I am quite happy where I am and would not even dream of settling down in the USA during your s***hole, racist and misogynist regime".

The tone of discussion had looked very different early on Thursday.

Sen. Dick Durbin shot down President Trump's denial that he said the USA should stop accepting immigrants from Haiti and "s-thole countries" in Africa.

Speaking to Xinhua, Abebe Ayente, senior researcher at Ethiopian Foreign Relations Strategic Studies (EFRSS), a local think tank, said the comments will further reduce the influence of U.S. on the global stage. He added the country "would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly".

"There is a serious need for dialogue between the US administration and the African countries". The Post included El Salvador on its list. "Folks, the United States would not be almost as successful today had we not embraced the ingenuity, passion, and tenacity of immigrants searching for a better life for themselves and their families. There is no other word one can use but 'racist'".

"You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "shitholes" whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome", he added. Trump was quoted by multiple media reports.

Samantha Power, a former US ambassador to the United Nations, wrote on Twitter that she had "never seen a statement like this by African countries directed at the United Nations".

The 55-nation African Union condemned the remarks while the southern African state of Botswana hauled in the U.S. ambassador to complain.

MS EBBA KALONDO, spokeswoman for African union chief Moussa Faki.

Donald Trump's 's**thole' remark sparks outrage in Africa
Donald Trump's 's**thole' remark sparks outrage in Africa

He said it was a necessary change, even though the USA had been linked to Grosvenor Square for more than 200 years.

The government of Botswana issued a statement on Friday, condemning the remarks, calling them "irresponsible, reprehensible and racist", and urging other nations to take a stand against Trump's remarks.

Trump was widely derided a year ago after twice referring to Namibia as "Nambia".

Adding "Botswana has accepted U.S. citizens within her border over the years and countries to host U.S. guests and senior government officials including a Congressional delegation that will come to Botswana at the end of this month".

Many Africans reminded the USA of its historic role in the continent's woes.

At their Oval Office meeting, two sources said, Trump questioned the value of taking immigrants from Haiti and African nations, and referred to them as "shithole countries". "You really got us good".

Democrat members of Congress said the remark clearly showed Mr Trump was racist.

As outrage spread, the USA government's own Africa Media Hub tried to put out the flames.

El Salvador's government sent the U.S. a formal letter of protest that said the president had "implicitly" accepted the use of "harsh terms detrimental to the dignity of El Salvador and other countries".

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