AU ambassadors say Trump must apologise to Africans for 'racist' slur

AU ambassadors say Trump must apologise to Africans for 'racist' slur

AU ambassadors say Trump must apologise to Africans for 'racist' slur

Mr Trump insisted that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

Trump's reported comments angered both Democrats and Republicans, and revived questions about his penchant for racially charged remarks.

Some African governments found themselves in an awkward position.

The tentative deal also addresses border security, including a border wall, the diversity visa lottery and chain migration, in which US green-card holders can sponsor other family members for permanent residence in the country. "It is about validating and encouraging racism and xenophobia that will potentially disrupt and even destroy the lives of many people".

All 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations issued an extraordinary statement saying they were concerned about the "continuing and growing trend from the U.S. administration towards Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of color".

Senegal's President Macky Sall said he was shocked and that "Africa and the black race merit the respect and consideration of all".

The United Nations is investigating the US crisis of extreme poverty.

Trump's comments are extremely offensive to South Africa, said Jessie Duarte, a senior official with the ruling African National Congress. Uganda's state minister for worldwide relations, Henry Okello Oryem, called the remarks "unfortunate and regrettable" and hoped that heads of state will reply at an African Union summit later this month.

"Well, that is the flawless definition of racism". During a 2016 campaign event in Miami, he said "the Haitian people deserve better" and told the audience of Haitian-Americans he wanted to "be your greatest champion, and I will be your champion".

A college education costs more in the USA than anywhere else in the world, as calculated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

"On behalf of Norway: Thanks, but no thanks", Torbjoern Saetre, a Conservative Party politician in a municipality near Oslo tweeted on Friday. That was the USA economy's annual rate of growth from July through September, according to Commerce Department data last month.


Colville added that the story wasn't "just a story about vulgar language, it's about opening the door to humanity's worst side".

"Good morning from the greatest most handsome "sthole country" in the world!"

The city of Flint, Michigan has had a years-long crisis of high lead levels in their tap water, which made it undrinkable and forced them to rely on bottled water.

"Trump's election could be a blessing in disguise", Bernice King said. President Obama, whose father was from Kenya, has not responded.

Trump has expressed negative opinions about the continent in the past. Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi tweeted, "Africa isn't a shithole". "It would be wonderful to have a president who talked about bringing America together and exhibited that, who was involved in doing a social project ... that would show humility".

Todd Johnson, director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, said African Christians closely follow evangelical voting in the US, and have deep concern about American evangelical support for Trump.

One lawmaker in Ghana called for a boycott by developing countries against the United States until Trump leaves office.

Africans were "partners with America on behalf of the future we want for all of our children".

"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.

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

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