Trump language on Africa unacceptable, racist, says Ghana

U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis meet at the Vatican

Trump language on Africa unacceptable, racist, says Ghana

The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations have issued an extraordinary statement condemning the "outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks" by U.S. president Donald Trump, and demanded a retraction and apology.

Mr Trump has received worldwide condemnation for his comment, one of those criticisms coming from Botswana, whose Ministry of global Affairs and Cooperation called on the US's ambassador to Botswana "to express its displeasure at the alleged utterances made by the President of the United States".

"I felt disgust", said Labossiere, a Haitian immigrant and co-founder of the Bay Area's Haiti Action Committee.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" the Washington Post quoted him as saying.

Ghana is certainly not a "shithole country". He also denied saying "anything derogatory about Haitians other than" that Haiti is "a very poor and troubled country".

The union also demanded that Trump formally retract the statement and deliver "an apology not only to the Africans but to all people of African descent around the globe".

A day after President Donald Trump reportedly made highly incendiary comments about immigrants and African countries, two Republican senators said they don't recall those vulgar characterizations from the president.

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 usa government over the comments. A federal judge ruled on 9 January 2018 that the Trump administration must accept renewal applications from enrollees.

President Akufo-Addo tweeted that Trump's reported language was "extremely unfortunate", adding: "We are certainly not "a sh**hole country". "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!".

In a statement on Facebook, Clinton - who worked in Haiti following the devastating 2010 quake - said the Caribbean nation's struggles do "not make them the country the president described". "Made up by Dems".

"Haitians don't deserve such treatment", said Ambassador Paul Altidor. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

Earlier, El Salvador sent a note of protest to the United States government condemning Trump's alleged remarks. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), who also objected to them.

Mr Trump's comments were decried as racist by African and Haitian politicians, by the United Nations human rights office and by U.S. lawmakers from both major parties.

However, Republican Sen. Tim Scott, the junior senator from SC, told the Charleston Post and Courier that Graham told him the reported comments are "basically accurate". "We have a right and a responsibility to hold the president to a higher standard".

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