The African Union Mission in Washington DC representing African countries has demanded that US President Donald Trump apologise after he reportedly called nations on the continent “shitholes”.
The African Union Mission condemns the comments in the strongest terms and demands a retraction of the comment as well as an apology to not only the Africans but to all people of African descent around the globe
“While expressing our shock, dismay and outrage, the African Union strongly believes that there is a huge misunderstanding of the African continent and its people by the current Administration.
“There is a serious need for dialogue between the US Administration and the African countries.”
Trump during an Oval Office meeting Thursday ask why the U.S. is allowing people from “shithole countries,” referencing Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries, to immigrate to America.
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” the Washington Post quoted him as saying.
Mr Trump was said to have told them that instead of granting temporary residency to citizens of countries hit by natural disasters, war or epidemics, the US should instead be taking in migrants from countries like Norway.
President Trump on Friday tweeted that his language he used at the private meeting with lawmakers to discuss immigration legislation had been “tough”. But he added that the words attributed to him were “not the language used”.