African Ambassadors to UN Slam Trump’s ‘Racist’ Remarks

The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations issued a statement late Friday demanding an apology for President Trump’s “outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks” concerning immigration. Trump’s widely reported comments referring to Haiti and African countries as “shithole countries” on Thursday prompted the ambassadors to hold an emergency meeting at the UN on Friday. In a statement described as unprecedented by former U.S. ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, the African ambassadors warned of possible racism within the Trump Administration. They said they are concerned by the “continuing and growing trend” in the White House of “denigrating” African countries and “people of color.”