African ambassadors to United Nations attack Trump´s `racist´ remarks

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A common reaction to Donald Trump's presidency has been a sense that reality has outstripped even the most feverish fiction. But it wasn't what people had hoped for.

According to Washington Post, a trusted source present at the meeting reported that when El Salvador, Haiti and some countries in Africa were mentioned, Trump questioned: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" suggesting the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway.

However, US Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said on Friday Trump did use "vile, vulgar language, including 's***hole, '" in the meeting with lawmakers on Thursday.

The group's mission in Washington DC expressed its "shock, dismay and outrage" and said the Trump administration misunderstood Africans.

Former US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power said she's never seen a response from African nations to the United States like this before.

Some African governments found themselves in an awkward position. "There is a serious need for dialogue between the USA administration and the African countries".

But Botswana's government called Trump's comment "reprehensible and racist", saying the USA ambassador had been summoned to clarify whether the country was regarded so poorly after years of cordial relations. "Let's not judge the president on what he says".

Journalist Yamiche Alcindor spoke directly with Haiti's ambassador to the U.S., Paul Altidor.

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After his comments spurred an outcry on Thursday, CNN reported that White House staffers were pleased, as the xenophobic attacks would resonate with Mr. Trump's base. The African Union, through its member States, values the strategic partnership with the U.S.

African media outlets and the continent's young, increasingly connected population were not shy, with some tweeting sleek photos of African landscapes and urban areas with the hashtag of the word.

"That is the ideal definition of racism". The comment was "clearly" racist, said Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for AU chief Moussa Faki.

Trump had been quoted as saying during a meeting at the White House earlier in the week, "Why do we want all these people from Africa here?"

Reacting to the remarks made by Trump, Rupert Colville, spokesman of the United Nations human rights office, said: "You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as shitholes ..." That was the USA economy's annual rate of growth from July through September, according to Commerce Department data last month.

With Friday being the eight year anniversary of the catastrophic quake in Haiti, Jacques says it brings the conversation full circle - knowing many link those images of destruction and devastation, labeling the country, but he says it won't limit them. South African Broadcasting Corporation anchor Leanne Manas tweeted.

"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah had one of the more incisive takes.

Dick Durbin of IL, the Senate' s No. 2 Democrat, explained that as part of that deal, a lottery for visas that has benefited people from Africa and other nations would be ended, the sources said, though there could be another way for them to apply. Others said Trump, a 71-year-old who relishes rejecting political correctness, was voicing views held quietly by many.