African ambassadors to UN blast Donald Trump remark as ‘racist’

The African ambassadors issued the statement late Friday following an emergency meeting after Donald Trump used vulgar language to reject an immigration bill.

By: AP | Johannesburg | Published: January 13, 2018 4:34 pm
African ambassadors to UN blast Trump remark as 'racist' US President Donald Trump. (source: REUTERS/File)

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 US ambassador to the UN 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 US would take in more people from Haiti and ‘shithole countries’ in Africa.

Trump has denied using that language but others present say he did.

The new statement expresses concern over the Trump administration’s apparent increasing denigration of Africa ‘and people of color.’

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  1. Manoj
    Jan 14, 2018 at 7:17 am
    If one were to ask the immigrants who came from the same countries which Mr. Trump has referred to, they are most likely to use far derogatory words about their own countries than the term 'holy excrement'.
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    1. Manoj
      Jan 14, 2018 at 7:05 am
      The word "s..t' is one of the commonest exclamations used by adults and children alike. There is nothing abusive here. Just because Mr. Trump said it makes it painted with a wide brush. The countries referred to are exactly what Mr. Trump has described them in not so 'parliamentary' terminology. The UN's remark of ‘outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks’ is absolutely irrelevant and out of context since if that were to be true, then maybe 90 of the world fits into that frame of reference because we all use the word at some time. This is the psychotic and paranoid mindset of predilection of the left who are so obsessed with Trump fever that they cannot differentiate between soil and excrement. Mr. Trump is probably the only duly elected world leader who has the guts to speak the truth in words that offend most people who themselves use such words on a regular basis. There is no issue here worth the fiasco that is being generated.
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      1. Fca Prashant Chavan
        Jan 13, 2018 at 7:54 pm
        13.01.2018 Dear Readers, It is rightly said that history repeats itself. This webcast is an indicator of the US President Donald Trump trying to "blindly" follow the footsteps and in turn the fate of his early predecessor late John F Kennedy ...
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