You are only making America white again – Mahama jabs Trump

You are only making America white again – Mahama jabs Trump
Source: Ghana|Myjoyonline.com | Abubakar Ibrahim
Date: 12-01-2018 Time: 09:01:34:pm
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Ex-president John Mahama has branded US President Donald Trump as a racist after he reportedly used crude language to describe African nations, Haiti and El Salvador.

In a Twitter message Friday, the former president accused Mr Trump of pursuing a policy of making America “White Again” instead of “Great Again.”

The US president has come under attack after he was reported to have called some nations “shitholes” in a White House remark.

US diplomats around the world were summoned for formal reproach and to explain Mr Trump's comment.

Ex-president John Mahama

The United Nations (UN) in a strongly-worded statement said the US president’s remark was purely racist, while the Vatican has described it as offensive.

In a response labelled by international media as damage control, Mr Trump has denied using derogatory words but admitted his language was "tough."

But Democratic Senator Dick Durbin who was reportedly at the meeting said the US president used "shitholes" in the context of African countries.

"Shithole was the exact word used once not twice but repeatedly," Mr Durbin was quoted to have said.

Reacting to the comment in a tweet posted at 6:56 p.m. Mr Mahama expressed shock over the US president’s action and charged the African Union (AU) to condemn same.

 

 

 


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