Monday, February 19

Shithole Countries” By Trump : Africa Leaders Responds

Shithole Countries" By Trump : Africa Leaders Responds
Shithole Countries” By Trump : Africa Leaders Responds

In bluntly vulgar language, US President Donald Trump has questioned why the US accepts more immigrants from “ shithole countries ” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation.

Trump’s comments came as two senators presented details of a bipartisan compromise that would extend protections against deportation for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants — and also strengthen border protections, as Trump has insisted.

According to the Washington Post, Trump specifically said;

Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?

The Los Angeles Times similarly quoted Trump as saying:

What do we want Haitians here for? Why do we want all these people from Africa here? Why do we want all these people from shithole countries? We should have people from places like Norway,

Below Are Some Responds From World Leaders “shithole”

“Ours is not a shithole country and neither is Haiti or any other country in distress,” Jessie Duarte, the deputy secretary general of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress told reporters at a news conference in East London.

“We would not deign to make comments as derogatory as that about any country that has any kind of socio-economic or other difficulties,” Duarte said, adding that much like their African counterparts, millions of U.S. citizens were affected by problems such as unemployment.

Botswana’s foreign ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador in protest and called the comments “highly irresponsible, reprehensible and racist.”

In a statement it said it had asked the U.S. government, through its ambassador, to “clarify” if the derogatory remark also applied to Botswana given that there were Botswana nationals living in the United States and others who wished to go there.

Senegal’s foreign ministry also called in the U.S. ambassador in Dakar to demonstrate its displeasure, a U.S. State Department official said.

Shithole Countries" By Trump : Africa Leaders Reactions
Africa Union

AFRICA UNION

The African Union (AU), an organization which promotes cooperation on the continent, said it was alarmed by Trump’s “very racist” comments.

“Given the historical reality of how African Americans arrived in the United States as slaves, and the United States being the biggest example of how a nation has been built by migration – for a statement like that to come is particularly upsetting,” AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said.

The AU’s mission in Washington expressed its “infuriation, disappointment and outrage” at the comment and demanded a retraction as well as an apology.

In Haiti, on the eighth anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed about 220,000 people, the government also summoned the top U.S. diplomat for an explanation, while the Haitian ambassador to Washington called for an apology.

“Haitians don’t deserve such treatment,” said Ambassador Paul Altidor. “Haitians should not be seen as a bunch of immigrants who come to the United States to exploit U.S. resources.”

Special status given to about 59,000 Haitian immigrants, that has protected them from deportation following the 2010 earthquake, will end next year following a Trump administration ruling last month.

Below are some tweets from the world to trump shithole remark

Shithole Countries" By Trump : Africa Leaders Reactions

John Dramani Mahama Former President of the Republic Of Ghana earlier tweete after Trump  ‘ shithole countries’ remark

 

Shithole Countries" By Trump : Africa Leaders Reactions

Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said, “SHAME ON TRUMP! “The world is witnessing a new low today” and called Trump’s remarks “totally unacceptable!”
“It shows a lack of respect and ignorance never seen before in the recent history of the US by any President,” Lamothe tweeted.
Shithole Countries" By Trump : Africa Leaders Reactions
 Former Mexican President Vicente Fox, a longtime Trump critic, said the US leader’s mouth “is the foulest shithole in the world.”
“With what authority do you proclaim who’s welcome in America and who’s not. America’s greatness is built on diversity, or have you forgotten your immigrant background, Donald?” he asked.
Shithole Countries" By Trump : Africa Leaders Reactions
Former UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband, who’s now president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, said the Trump administration is “leading a race to the bottom on refugees and immigrants that is a betrayal of America’s future as well as of its history.”
Shithole Countries" By Trump : Africa Leaders Reactions
Kenyan activist and politician Boniface Mwangi said that “how America elected a narcissist, racist, white supremacist to be their president defies logic.”
“Africa sends love and light to America,” he added.

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