Fallout from the presidentâ€™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.
â€œThe language of @realDonaldTrump that the African continent, Haiti and El Salvador are â€˜shithole countriesâ€™ is extremely unfortunate,â€ Akufo-Addo wrote. â€œWe are certainly not a â€˜shithole countryâ€™. We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful.â€
The language of @realDonaldTrump that the African continent, Haiti and El Salvador are â€œshithole countriesâ€ is extremely unfortunate. We are certainly not a â€œshithole countryâ€. We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful.
â€” Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) January 13, 2018
Thursday afternoon, reports surfaced that Donald Trump called Haiti and African nations â€œshithole countries,â€ vocalizing his frustration about immigration. The president then suggested that the United States should â€œbring more people from countries like Norway.â€
The commentary was confirmed by Senator Dick Durbin, who attended the meeting along with Lindsey Graham, who advised that he â€œsaid my piece directlyâ€ to Trump afterwards. After news broke about Trumpâ€™s latest racist bout, John D. Feeley, the U.S. Ambassador to Panama, also resigned.
BuzzFeed has a running list of reactions to the presidentâ€™s remarks from various world leaders and countries. Donald Trump, for his part, is golfing today.
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