Twitter meltdown as Trump calls African countries “shithole countries”

January 12, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West Africa

Twitter meltdown as Trump calls African countries Sh**holes

Twitter meltdown as Trump calls African countries Sh**holes.

On Thursday 11 January 2018, Donald Trump, President of the USA, referred to African nations as “shithole countries” during a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House. This is according to a report by NBC News.

According to a report by The Washington Post, the comments were made during the portion of the conversation about Haiti — which came at the top of the exchange that led to the “shithole” comment — the president questioned why Haitians should be given specific consideration.

The meeting in the Oval Office was around the way forward on an immigration deal. When the group came to discussing immigration from Africa, Trump asked why America would want immigrants from “all these shithole countries” and that the U.S. should rather look to have more people coming in from places like Norway.

The White House later issued a statement that did not deny the remarks. The remarks have led to outrage on social media platforms, Twitter in particular. Many Africans, and indeed other nations included in the comments, took to the platforms to express their indignation on the matter.

Here are some of the reactions:

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