Trump under fire for referring to African countries as 'shithole'

Trump under fire for referring to African countries as 'shithole'

President Donald Trump has come under attacks from Africans and the world at large after allegedly referring to African countries as 'Shithole'.

Trump on Thursday, January 11, allegedly referred to Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting with a group of senators at the White House.

Trump reportedly asked the lawmakers:"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

Reacting to the racist comment allegedly made by the American president, journalists and dignitaries came out to condemn the statement.

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Haitian journalist Frantz Duval wrote: “Now that the whole world is aware, are we going to take pleasure in this image? Nothing to change it? Are we going to continue to feed the jumble and the singing nonsense that we use as ornaments?” he tweeted in French.

Former FBI Director James Comey wrote: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” This country’s greatness and true genius lies in its diversity."

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former president of America, Bill Clinton wrote: “Mr. President, immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and the 54 countries in Africa likely helped build your buildings. They’ve certainly helped build our country."

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Mexico’s former President Vincente Fox tweeted: "@realDonaldTrump, your 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?"

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Trump in a tweet has denied saying anything derogatory about the continent and country.

President Trump noted that henceforth he will record his meeting so as to avoid false allegations against him. He regretted being misquoted and mistrusted.

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Source: Naija.ng

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