African countries demand retraction, apology for Trump's comments


Mr Trump's ambassador to Senegal was also summoned to explain his remark, as was the top USA diplomat in Haiti, where there is no ambassador, State Department officials said.

"The Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe are "shitholes" - run by assholes", the source said. Trump specifically singled out immigrants from Haiti, saying "Why do we need more Haitians?"

Certain parts of the world are made up of "shithole countries" whose citizens are undeserving of a chance for a better life in America, President Donald Trump claimed Thursday during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers.

The Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro said the problem with Trump's remarks was that he used a curse word and that "he said it behind closed doors unlike Joe Biden, while Conservative pundit Ann Coulter said that "s***hole countries" should be given respect by being called "s***hole nations".

"President Trump denies using that language".

"You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "shitholes" whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome", Rupert Colville, spokesman for the United Nations human rights office, told reporters in Geneva.

"President Trump, One day, I'll take you to a "shithole" country called Ghana", wrote Ghanaian Edmond Prime Sarpong on Facebook.

The group's mission in Washington DC expressed its "shock, dismay and outrage" and said the Trump administration misunderstood Africans.

Social media users across the continent posted images of modern skylines and handsome nature from their countries with the hashtag "shithole".

"What do we want Haitians here for?" the president asked, according to the people briefed.

Trump's comments came as Durbin was presenting details of the compromise plan that included providing $1.6 billion for a first installment of the president's long-sought border wall.

Over 3.5 million people were affected.

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In other words, Trump's comments further clarified what was already unlawful about the ban, he said.

"This is no different from what Hollywood and Western media have been saying about Africa for decades". It's a middle finger to s--hole countries, but more to the point, it's a statement that we don't want the people from them.

"It takes a toll on us right now and to be in this kind of dark place to know what the next step is", Castor said.

In Kenya, East Africa's economic hub, political activist Boniface Mwangi pleaded: "Please don't confuse the #shithole leaders we Africans elect with our lovely continent".

"Ours is not a shithole country and neither is Haiti or any other country in distress", said Jessie Duarte, the deputy secretary general of South Africa's ruling African National Congress.

"It is not as if the United States doesn't have difficulties". ". Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation".

Others shared pictures of their handsome continent, saying that it wasn't the "shithole" Mr Trump reportedly said it was.

NAKASEC joined other groups in calling for the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act to be attached to the federal budget vote, in lieu of a massive reform bill that would include cuts to other aspects of the USA immigration system.

Durbin and Graham were told on Thursday that Trump would not agree to the deal.

An emotional Sunny Hostin on "The View" Friday, noting that her husband's family is from Haiti, said she's always resisted labeling Trump because she couldn't look into his heart.

Mr Trump's latest comments also provided ample fodder for talkshow hosts.

Trump didn't actually say it.