Ghana’s President: ‘We Are Certainly Not a Shithole Country, We Will Not Accept Such Insults’

 
 

‘Extremely Unfortunate’

Fallout from the president’s racist comments on immigration continued early Saturday, as the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, condemned Donald Trump in a tweet.

“The language of @realDonaldTrump that the African continent, Haiti and El Salvador are ‘shithole countries’ is extremely unfortunate,” Akufo-Addo wrote. “We are certainly not a ‘shithole country’. We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful.”

Thursday afternoon, reports surfaced that Donald Trump called Haiti and African nations “shithole countries,” vocalizing his frustration about immigration. The president then suggested that the United States should “bring more people from countries like Norway.”

The commentary was confirmed by Senator Dick Durbin, who attended the meeting along with Lindsey Graham, who advised that he “said my piece directly” to Trump afterwards. After news broke about Trump’s latest racist bout, John D. Feeley, the U.S. Ambassador to Panama, also resigned.

BuzzFeed has a running list of reactions to the president’s remarks from various world leaders and countries. Donald Trump, for his part, is golfing today.

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