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Former US ambassador to UN says Africa's response to Trump's 'shithole' comments is unprecedented

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The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations called President Donald's comments in an immigration meeting on Thursday racist.
Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as "shithole countries."
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.
JOHANNESBURG - The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations has issued an extraordinary statement condemning the "outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks" by President Donald Trump and demanding a...
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The president is a racist

The president is a racist

6 monthes ago   |   By

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It was clear that President Donald Trump's comment about "shithole" countries is racist.
Trump has a documented history of bias and contempt toward nonwhites.
Evidence of his racism is so abundant and explicit that the claim shouldn't even be controversial.
What would you call someone who blasted Haiti as a "shithole," complained about immigrants from Africa, and wondered why the United States couldn't accept more immigrants from a European country like Norway?
What about someone who mocked Nigerians as living in "huts?" Or defended white supremacists after they...
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Trump's 'shithole' comments throw a wrench into already volatile government shutdown battle

Trump's 'shithole' comments throw a wrench into already volatile government shutdown battle

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President Donald Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as "shithole countries" in an immigration meeting Thursday, lawmakers have said.
The remarks sparked an international backlash.
They also may cause trouble at home, as difficult negotiations to avoid a government shutdown could become even trickier.
President Donald Trump's remark to a bipartisan meeting of senators that some nations are "shithole countries" drew condemnation around the world. Domestically, they may have also made negotiations even tougher to avert a looming government...
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