Trump language on Africa unacceptable, racist: Ghana

Trump language on Africa unacceptable, racist: Ghana

Trump language on Africa unacceptable, racist: Ghana

Samantha Power, who served as US ambassador to the United Nations under President Obama, shared the ambassadors' statement on Twitter.

Using vulgar language, Trump on Thursday questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "sthole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway in rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal.

In a separate part of the conversation about the diversity visa lottery, the source said, Trump referred to people coming from Africa as coming from "shithole countries".

Trump was quoted in the Washington Post as having said: 'Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?' during a discussion about immigration.

His remarks have quickly spread around the world, provoking strong reactions, including those from the United Nations.

But concerns about Mr Trump's mental acuity have overshadowed questions about his physical state, with multiple Democrats in Congress openly suggesting he is psychologically unfit to serve as president. Trump allegedly said after being presented with a proposal to restore protections for immigrants from the countries in question.

Durbin said that's when he told Trump about the numbers of people who hold temporary protected status from various countries, including Haiti. "The sooner he is made aware that America needs the world and the world needs America the better it is for all of us", Ras Mubarak said.

"Apparently he and I are the only two people that use a few curse words here and there", Scaramucci wrote on Twitter. "It is about validating and encouraging racism and xenophobia that will potentially disrupt and even destroy the lives of many people".

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

Many evangelical leaders who defended him in the past would not comment on Trump's remarks to a group of senators. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia, said they "do not recall" Trump's derogatory comments about Africa.

Trump can use crude language if he wants and he won't do any real damage.

Among other objections, Trump said the plan did not provide proper funding for the proposed wall that he made a center-piece of his election campaign.

The group demanded "a retraction of the comment as well as an apology, not only to the Africans but to all people of African descent around the globe".

They posted family photos on social media and proudly noted immigrant relatives.

"The Bostwana Government has also enquired from the US Government through the Ambassador, to clarify if Botswana is regarded as a "shithole" country", the statement said.

All 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations issued an extraordinary statement saying they were concerned about the "continuing and growing trend from the USA administration towards Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of color". Jessie Duarte of South Africa's ruling ANC said on Friday: "Ours is not a s***hole country and neither is Haiti or any other country in distress".

Johnnie Moore, a public relations executive and a leader among Trump's evangelical advisers, said the reports of what Trump said were "absolutely suspect and politicized".

In 2008, Hillary Clinton, then hoping to become the Democratic presidential candidate, had said that the United States could "totally obliterate" Iran, a country with a population of 73 million at the time.

In Atlanta, at the congregation once led by King, the Rev. Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church and other faith leaders planned a news conference to condemn Trump's "vile and racist" remarks made on the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

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