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African Union Demands Trump Apology For "Shithole" Remark

14 January 2018, 01:30 | Erica Roy

African Union Demands Trump Apology For "Shithole" Remark

Donald Trump says he's 'not a racist' after row over African 's***hole' comments

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

Durbin, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, explained that as part of that deal being hammered out by a bipartisan group of Senators, a lottery for visas that has benefited people from Africa and other nations would be ended, the sources said, though there could be another way for them to apply. The story was later backed up by multiple news outlets and people in the room.

"Botswana government is wondering why Trump use such kind of disruptor as well as derogatory word when talking about countries with whom the U.S. has had cordial and mutual bilateral relations for so many years", reads part of the statement.

"He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly", Durbin told reporters on Friday.

Two months before the November 2016 election, Trump released a five-paragraph letter from his longtime physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, who concluded that Trump "is in excellent physical health".

At first, the White House issued a statement that did not deny the remarks.

Asked about the remarks, White House spokesman Raj Shah did not deny them.

Similar temporary protection for people from Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan, all countries that have suffered major natural disasters or civil wars in recent decades, ended previous year.

South African comedian Trevor Noah, star of "The Daily Show", described himself as an offended citizen of "South Shithole" and also criticised Trump's preferred choice of Norway for immigrants.

El Salvador, also facing an end to protected status for its 200,000 citizens living in the United States, sent a formal letter of protest to the US government over the comments. Is that an appropriate term to be used to describe our allies and are you disappointed that this is what the President had to say?

"You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "s-holes" whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome. Now, let's face it, when he calls Haiti and El Salvador and Africa a 'sh*thole places, ' a canny person usually from the right wing might say he could have said that about a white place like Moldova".


The country sent a formal protest note to Washington over the "deplorable expressions" attributed to Trump. He has to know, like we all do, that xenophobic commentary plays well with his base, the people who were more than happy to put him in office because they could seamlessly project their racism and misogyny onto his celebrity persona.

Late-night hosts like Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah, and Stephen Colbert were quick to deride President Trump's reported "shithole countries" comments on Thursday.

"The Government of Botswana, today summoned the US Ambassador to Botswana to express its displeasure at the alleged utterances made by the President of the US", the country's foreign ministry said in a statement posted on Twitter.

The new statement expresses concern over the Trump administration's apparent increasing denigration of Africa "and people of colour". "Neither is Haiti or any other country in distress", she said.

Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and David Perdue, R-Ga. - said Friday that they "do not recall" Trump "saying these comments specifically".

"This behaviour is unacceptable from the leader of our nation", she said.

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.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan described the incident as "unfortunate" and called for the USA to welcome newcomers.

The ambassadors' reaction comes after the 55-nation African Union said it was "frankly alarmed".

Roy Beck, executive director of Numbers USA, which advocates for reduced immigration, contended the president is mischaracterizing his own immigration agenda.



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