Botswana summons USA envoy over Trump 's***hole' slur

Botswana summons USA envoy over Trump 's***hole' slur

Botswana summons USA envoy over Trump 's***hole' slur

The group of over 50 nations in a statement said: "the AU expressed its disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr Donald Trump, President of the United States of America".

President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference Wednesday with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

"Why are we having all these people from sh***ole countries come here?"

Kimmel then played news reports of the comments. Macky Sall, president of Senegal, tweeted Friday that he was "shocked" by Trump's words, adding that "Africa and the black race deserve the respect and consideration of all".

The reference was to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shields from deportation almost 800,000 immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

Many have called for Mr Trump to apologise over his remarks which they say are racist.

A group of 54 African countries have demanded Trump to apologise and retract his comments on the immigrants. The Post included El Salvador.

And other Trump backers said the president's remarks show he's aligned with a long-standing conservative push to reshape immigration policy into a merit-based system rather than one based on family ties or admitting those from countries beset by poverty.

"The Africa we know and live in is one that is recovering economically and rising", it added.

U.S. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who was at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday where Trump reportedly made the remarks, confirmed to reporters on Friday that Trump used "vile, vulgar" language, including "shithole".

The statement was immediately shared by Former US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power on her Twitter handle saying it was unusual to see Africa come together against a US statement.

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The comment was "clearly" racist, said Ms Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for African Union chief Moussa Faki.

But he kept up criticism of a Senate immigration plan that he said would force the United States to admit people from countries that "are doing badly". "Listen, I'm sure the fact that the counties he described as "sh*tholes" are mostly populated by people of color and the immigrants he wants from Norway are not is a coincidence", the host said.

Botswana also said it had summoned the USA ambassador to that country to "express its displeasure" and had asked him whether Botswana "is regarded as a "shithole" country".

The Trump administration announced late a year ago that it would end a temporary residency permit program that allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States following a devastating 2010 natural disaster.

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

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

"Frankly, the words we're talking about say this is somebody who thinks white people are better than other people", McWhorter continued.

"This is no different from what Hollywood and Western media have been saying about Africa for decades".

The lawmakers had hoped he would back the accord, an agreement among six senators evenly split among Republicans and Democrats, ending a bitter dispute over protecting the "Dreamers". Mr Trump continues to rub world leaders the wrong way without realising that the world is a global village and he will need to work with many countries to achieve some of his worldwide policies even as he pushes his America First agenda. "We have a child, a lower mammal running the United States". "The positive comment on Norway makes the underlying sentiment very clear", Colville said. "It is thanks to our African leaders that we are insulted that way", she said.

On Saturday morning, Trump took to Twitter to slam the Democrats over the controversy: "The Democrats are all talk and no action".

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