The African Union is demanding an apology from President Trump after his vulgar remarks that the United States should not accept immigrants from “shithole countries.”
The group, which represents the 55 countries on the African continent, said that Trump’s remarks “dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity,” and that the administration has a “huge misunderstanding” of the continent.
Trump’s comments were also condemned by a group of African ambassadors to the United Nations, who demanded a retraction and apology.
The group called the remarks “outrageous, racist and xenophobic” while thanking those Americans who had condemned the remarks.
The criticisms were part of a worldwide outcry against Trump’s remarks during a private meeting with lawmakers in the White House on Thursday. While Trump said he used tough language in talking about immigration, he denied using the vulgar term to refer to Haiti — one of the countries reportedly denigrated.
The African Union is demanding an apology from President Trump after his vulgar remarks that the United States should not accept immigrants from “shithole” countries.