‘Shithole Countries’: Is Trump giving some African nations a wake up call?

President Trump on Thursday alarmed the world as he balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and some nations in Africa, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than from places like Norway, this comes from reports that have direct knowledge on the conversation.

According to the New York times, what he said left members of Congress from both parties attending the meeting in the Cabinet Room alarmed and mystified. He met them during a discussion of an emerging bipartisan deal to give legal status to immigrants illegally brought to the United States as children. And now the rest of the world especially Africans find this as offensive and racist remarks.

It’s not the first time reports have surfaced of Trump speaking unfavorably about immigrants, and Haitians in particular. The New York Times reported in December that Trump said Haitian immigrants “all have AIDS,” during a summer 2017 meeting about immigration.

According to the Times, Trump also targeted Nigerian immigrants during that meeting, complaining that once they came the United States they would never “go back to their huts.” The White House vigorously denied the claims in the story at the time.

There has been so much talk on social media since president Donald trump called African countries a shithole nation. Some have even asked him to apologise, others have gotten back at him for insulting Africans who made America great, saying he seemed to have forgotten about slave trade.

From the reactions Gina informs gathered on facebook and twitter, to some it is a wakeup call for Africans, especially the leaders to develop their countries.


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