Angry Africans demand Trump apology for slur

Sen. Lindsey Graham attends a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican members of Congress in the Roosevelt Room of the White House

Angry Africans demand Trump apology for slur

"I want you to keep in mind this is an actual quote from the actual president of the United States".

"These insulting and reprehensible statements in no way reflect the virtues of wisdom, restraint and discernment that must be cultivated by any high political authority", the statement said, adding that Trump's remark "reflects a totally erroneous and racist view of the Haitian community and its contribution to the United States".

"The words used by the president, as related to me directly following the meeting by those in attendance, were not 'tough, ' " he said, taking issue with the president's tweet.

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But they also included more detailed examinations of the heart, lungs, vision, cholesterol and blood glucose that could point to problems. "President Trump, One day, I'll take you to a "s***hole" country called Ghana", wrote Ghanaian Edmond Prime Sarpong on Facebook.

The comment was "clearly" racist, said Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for AU chief Moussa Faki.

Much of Trump's first year as president has been marked by racial controversy. He referred to NFL players protesting systemic racism as "sons of bitches" and suggested they should be benched or fired for their refusal to stand during the national anthem.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", Trump said. In Kenya, East Africa's economic hub, political activist Boniface Mwangi pleaded: "Please don't confuse the. leaders we Africans elect with our lovely continent". He spoke to the then-president-elect about the importance of voting rights - only to see Trump establish a now-defunct commission to investigate voter fraud, which some saw as a move to intimidate minority voters. "It would be wonderful to have a president who talked about bringing America together and exhibited that, who was involved in doing a social project. that would show humility".

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The government of Rwanda says it regrets to have heard what it calls "painful comments" from US President Donald Trump targeting some African countries. "And Trump", said Baraldsnes.

But Ms Phoebe Mutetsi in Kigali, Rwanda, said she was not falling for it. "Trump is a troll", she said. "I am just convinced that he would agree with that", King said.

In 2015, there were 676,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States, up from 587,000 in 2010, accounting for less than 2 percent of the US foreign-born population, according to the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute. "This is the opportunity for America to correct itself".

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