The United Nations has decried comments United States President Donald Trump allegedly made about countries in Africa as ‘racist’.
Yesterday, Trump questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and ‘s***hole countries’ in Africa, rather than places like Norway in rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal.
‘There is no other word one can use but “racist”,’ U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a Geneva news briefing when asked about the comments.
‘You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as ‘s***holes’, whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome.’
‘Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behavior and practice,’ AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said.
‘This is particularly surprising as the United States of America remains a global example of how migration gave birth to a nation built on strong values of diversity and opportunity.’
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress went even further and called Trump’s comments ‘extremely offensive.’