Botswana summons U.S. envoy over Trump 's***hole' slur

Jeannie Matthews
January 14, 2018

The reported remarks - which drew unanimous condemnation from African nations at the UN and resulted in at least two U.S. diplomats being called in by their hosts - are just the latest in a series of racially-charged comments by the president.

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", spokesman Raj Shah told the Post. "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians!"

"Most of them are expressing how shocked and pissed off they are", Azor told the Blade.

On the eve of the eighth anniversary of the January 12, 2010, quake that devastated Haiti, the president, in the Oval Office, is said to have wondered aloud why he should allow immigrants from "shithole countries" like Haiti, El Salvador and African nations to enter the United States.

The African Union has also said it was alarmed by President Trump's remarks and issued a statement calling for the United States leader to apologise for the remarks.

And Democrat Senator Dick Durbin, who was in the meeting at the time, insisted Trump did say the words.

For years, a movement to limit the number of migrants into the USA and end a system that favours family members of legal residents has had to fend off criticism that it's as a poorly veiled attempt to produce a whiter America.

Botswana summoned the USA ambassador to the country to "clarify if Botswana is regarded as a "shithole" country", according to a foreign ministry statement calling Trump's comments "irresponsible, reprehensible and racist".

El Salvador president Salvador Sanchez Ceren also criticised Mr Trump, saying he "protests and energetically reject those types of statements".

Josh Seefried, a former Air Force captain, on Friday wrote on Facebook that he had been stationed at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey for a few months when the quake struck.

They don't deserve to be here, not because of who they are as individuals, what they have done or what they aspire to do, but just because of where they were born. "They do not reflect our nation's values". "It was probably the most humbling but memorable experiences I ever had while in the Air Force".

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"Good morning from the greatest most attractive "shithole country" in the world!"

President Akufo-Addo tweeted that Trump's reported language was "extremely unfortunate", adding: "We are certainly not "a shithole country".

"Perhaps the White House feels the President's remarks will be well received in some parts of this country, among some parts of the President's base".

"I think that will matter to the president", Graham told reporters after the meeting Thursday.

"Language like that shouldn't be heard in locker rooms and it shouldn't be heard in the White House", said Congresswoman Ilena Ros-Lehtinen.

I could write a passionate rebuttal extolling all the virtues of Haiti, the island my parents are from, the first free black nation in the Western Hemisphere.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic James "Wally" Brewster on Friday noted to the Blade that he traveled to Haiti several times when he was ambassador from 2013-2017. The U.S. Military also carries out training and advisory missions in other African countries, with hundreds of troops performing that mission in Niger and Somalia. "We have consistently been portrayed as shitty people from shitty countries". "The conversation about who we are as Americans has shifted and given in to a kind of xenophobia that makes it hard to discuss issues that affect all Americans". "This is racist, hate speech".

"I don't understand what it means to be not a racist in the traditional sense", Johnson said. "The president is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday". "We believe in diversity and respect for everyone".

There was global outrage after the Washington Post reported the alleged comments from President Trump with many, including Former President John Mahama describing the United States leader as a racist . The legislation would provide a pathway to citizenship for so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the children, but would also incorporate other border and internal security provisions to try to appease Republicans.

Then-U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic James "Wally" Brewster, left, and his husband, Bob Satawake, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in 2015.

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