Caribbean legislators join outrage over Trump's reported 'racist' remarks

Caribbean legislators join outrage over Trump's reported 'racist' remarks

Akufo-Addo's comments follow a strongly worded African Union statement yesterday and a demand from African ambassadors at the United Nations for a retraction and an apology.

Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona said in a statement that "respect for the God-given dignity of every human being, no matter their race, ethnicity or other circumstances of their birth, is the essence of American patriotism".

The resolution was passed unanimously after four hours of discussions.

The comment "truly flies in the face of accepted behavior and practice", said Ebba Kalondo, spokesperson for AU chief Moussa Faki.

The organization said in a statement: "There is a huge misunderstanding of the African continent and its people by the current Administration".

New York Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler and his Louisiana colleague Cedric Richmond said on Friday that they will introduce a resolution next week to censure Trump over his reported remarks.

Trump reportedly used the word "s**thole" to describe Haiti and El Salvador, as also African countries, while discussing immigration issues with U.S. lawmakers on Thursday.

The UN slammed the reported remarks as "shocking and shameful" and "racist".

"You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "s-holes" whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome". At the G7 summit in Sicily, Italy, last year, Mr. Trump rode in a golf cart while other world leaders walked 700 yards.

Social media users across the continent posted images of modern skylines and lovely nature from their countries with the hashtag "s***hole". "Why do we need more Haitians?"

'Mr. President, are you a racist?' asked American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent April Ryan on Friday.

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"The point is, if you have a Ph.D., I don't care what country you're from, we want you", Barry Bennett, a former Trump adviser, told The Hill newspaper.

"This is no different from what Hollywood and Western media have been saying about Africa for decades".

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

Some acknowledged problems in their countries, but blamed this on their poor leaders as well as Western nations.

"Now", she said, "this is how he treats us".

Ghana, located in West Africa, is one of the region's most politically stable countries and it has long enjoyed friendly relations with the United States - according to a Pew poll from 2015, 89 percent of the country said they had a favorable view of America, though that number dropped to 59 percent when the same poll was conducted in 2017.

Even war-torn South Sudan weighed in, with President Salva Kiir's spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny slamming the comments as "outrageous". These remarks must be condemned in the strongest possible terms and we call on our Republican colleagues across the aisle to join us in doing so.

In a statement after Trump's comments were first reported, the White House did not deny them.

The 2016 letter put Trump's blood pressure and cholesterol measurements in the healthy range, though he uses a cholesterol-lowering statin medication.

"America's birth was far from flawless", said Tillerson, recalling the country's troubled past from its founding, through the civil war, the suffrage movement and the civil rights movement, "and we're still not ideal, but we've never lost sight of aspirational values".

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