African countries at the United Nations have unanimously demanded that U.S. President Donald Trump retract and apologize for his reportedly derogatory denunciation of immigration from African nations.
In a statement, the ambassadors said they were extremely appalled at, and strongly condemned the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks by the US president.
Trump was on Friday alleged to have described certain nations as “shithole countries” during a meeting in which he rejected a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
After an emergency session, the group said they were also concerned at the continuing and growing hostility and demeaning attitude by the US administration towards Africa and her people.
Trump’s alleged statement angered many Africans and blacks worldwide, most of whom accused Trump of being racist.
The president however denied using such language, only admitting that his language was ‘tough’.
“The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!” he said.