The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations
called President Donald’s comments in an immigration
meeting on Thursday racist.
Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African
nations as “shithole countries.”
Former US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power said
she’s never seen a response from African nations to the United
States like this before.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The African group of ambassadors to the
United Nations has issued an extraordinary statement condemning
the “outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks” by President
Donald Trump and demanding a retraction and apology.
Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power has shared the
statement on Twitter, saying: “Whoa. I’ve never seen a statement
like this by African countries directed at the United States.”
The African ambassadors issued the statement late Friday
following an emergency meeting after Trump used vulgar language
to reject an immigration bill, asking why the U.S. would take in
more people from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa.
Trump has denied using that language but others present say he
The new statement expresses concern over the Trump
administration’s apparent increasing denigration of Africa “and
people of color.”