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AU demands apology from Trump for “shitholes”comment | The Sunday Leader

AU demands apology from Trump for “shitholes”comment | The Sunday Leader
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January 13

The organisation representing African countries has demanded that US President Donald Trump apologise after he reportedly called nations on the continent “shitholes”.

The group’s mission in Washington DC expressed its “shock, dismay and outrage” and said the Trump administration misunderstood Africans.

He has been backed by two Republicans who were at the White House meeting, but Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said Mr Trump called African countries “shitholes” several times and used “racist” language.

On Friday, Mr Trump on Friday tweeted that his language he used at the private meeting with lawmakers to discuss immigration legislation had been “tough”.

“There is a serious need for dialogue between the US Administration and the African countries.”

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