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Retract your “shithole” comments, African group of ambassadors tell Trump



Retract your "shithole" comments, African group of ambassadors tell Trump

Controversial US President Donald Trump has been ordered by the African group of ambassadors to the United Nations to retract his “shithole comments” and also demanded an apology over his remarks.

The group of African ambassadors to the UN made the demand after the US president reportedly aimed the racist remark at some Caribbean nations and Africa.

“The African Union mission to the UN is extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks attributed to the US president as widely reported by the media,” Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Ghana’s ambassador to the UN, said on Friday.

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Trump criticised immigration to his country from El Salvador, Haiti and the African continent, by calling the group “shithole countries” at a meeting with Congress members at the White House on Thursday, according to US media.

His comments which also suggested the US should instead focus its immigrant entry policy on countries such as Norway has been criticised by international organisations including the UN and African Union, politicians and other Africans and Caribbeans.

Reacting to the remarks made by Trump, Rupert Colville, spokesman of the UN human rights office, said: “You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as shitholes … I’m sorry, but there’s no other word one can use but racist.”




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