African countries demand US President Trump apology over 's**tholes' slur

U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis meet at the Vatican

African countries demand US President Trump apology over 's**tholes' slur

"Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?" the President reportedly asked lawmakers, arguing that the USA should have more people coming from countries like Norway.

The Trump administration has been feeling the heat after the president allegedly called nations like Haiti, El Salvador and several African countries "sh*thole countries" during a bipartisan meeting about immigration.

United State's President Donald Trump is not new to controversies, but his "shithole" remarks against African countries seem to have ruffled many feathers across the region as leaders come out to condemn and demand for apology.

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who was there, told reporters yesterday that Mr Trump used "vile, vulgar" language.

He added the USA should bring in more people from countries like Norway.

Trump denied on Friday using such derogatory language, but he was widely condemned in many African countries and in Haiti and El Salvador, and by worldwide rights organisations.

Robert Jackson, the current USA ambassador to Ghana, told Ghanaian reporters a year ago that the election of Trump would not change the relationship between the United States and African nations. The Trump administration recently announced it would end that status for countries like Haiti and El Salvador, whose citizens came to the US years ago to escape the aftermath of national disasters. Why should we accept any less from the President of the United States of America?

Rebuke: Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House and after Trump and Mike Pence, the third-most powerful Republican. rebuked the president for the words calling them "very unfortunate" and "unhelpful".

The White House said it's optimistic an agreement can be reached.

"If you look at all we have in Africa, South Africa is one of the developed countries". 'The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used, ' he said.

Trump reportedly asked, "Why are we having all these people from s--hole countries come here".

Ah, so it's not that Trump is opposed to all immigration, just immigration from people who aren't white.

"I'm bothered by what he said, but I don't think the entire America would agree with him", Charitable said. "President Trump is not a racist". I want a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level. "We will probably hear more from him. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA", the President said on Twitter on Friday morning.

DACA protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation. Mr Mahama tweeted under a mocked-up photograph of Mr Trump being shown a map of Africa in which all the countries were labelled "Nambia".

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