Mahama slams 'racist' Trump, urges action from AU

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The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations have issued an extraordinary statement condemning the "outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks" by U.S. president Donald Trump, and demanded a retraction and apology.

The government of Botswana summoned the USA ambassador of its country to express its displeasure at the comments and asked the ambassador to clarify if Botswana "is regarded as a "shithole" country" in lieu of the alleged comments from President Trump.

In the current case of Haiti and certain African countries, where USA immigration policy is taking its cue from Trumps ignorant and racist opinions, Trinidad and Tobago and the rest of the Caribbean have an acute responsibility to denounce Trumps vile language and well-documented attitudes.

On Friday morning, Trump tweeted that he used "tough" language at the meeting, but not the reported vulgarity.

After the Thursday meeting at the White House - and a few hours before The Washington Post reported news of Trump's "shithole" remarks - Graham was calm and composed when speaking with reporters about how his pitch had gone over with the president and his colleagues.

In South Africa, a senior official of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) said Trump was "extremely offensive" when he used the term "s**thole countries" to describe developing countries. Trump's racism has a particular sting in the Lone Star, as we are one of the five majority minority states in the nation. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia, issued a joint statement, saying they did "not recall the president saying those comments specifically".

The new statement expresses concern over the Trump administration's apparent increasing denigration of Africa "and people of colour".

One lawmaker in Ghana called for a boycott by developing countries against the United States until Trump leaves office.

While demanding a "retraction and an apology" from Trump, the 54 countries also thanked those Americans "from all walks of life who have condemned the remarks".

Almost 700,000 Dreamers are at risk of losing deportation relief and work permits ― or already have ― because Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

"The president is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday", Jackson said in a brief statement distributed by the White House.

Commenting on the White House meeting, Graham said on Friday that diversity had always been the United States' strength.

The White House has dismissed questions about Trump's mental fitness, calling them "disgraceful and laughable".

All of those countries, at one time or another, would been called you-know-what countries.

The Democrats are all talk and no action.

Trump's remarks about African countries and Haiti were ripped by 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations on January 13, 2018.

We have heard President Trump say outrageous things, racial things before in tweets and speeches - and intended, we are told, to stir his base and meant to provoke. "And whether you vote for me or you don't vote for me, I really want to be your greatest champion, and I will be your champion whether you vote for me or not". "Who knew lived in such a puritanical society!"

We have heard from conservatives who defend Mr. Trump and defend this remark. and saying that, well, these countries are shitholes, and that's why people are trying to get out of them.

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