President Akufo-Addo Has Slammed Donald Trump For Referring To African Countries As “Shithole Nations”
President Akufo-Addo has condemned President Trump‘s reported comments referring to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries,” calling it hateful and extremely unfortunate.
He took to his twitter to tweet this:
The language of @realDonaldTrump that the African continent, Haiti and El Salvador are “shithole countries” is extremely unfortunate. We are certainly not a “shithole country”. We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) January 13, 2018
The Washington Post reported on Thursday that Trump had made the comments during an Oval Office meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers. The White House did not deny that Trump made the comments, which were reported by multiple other outlets.
Trump wrote on Twitter early Friday denying that he said “anything derogatory” about Haitians, saying he simply used “tough” language in the immigration meeting.
Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018