Skip to comments.Donald Trump's 'Shithole Countries' Comments Are Racist, United Nations Says Amid Global Backlash
Posted on 01/12/2018 12:53:56 PM PST by Red Badger
The United Nations has condemned President Donald Trump's "racist" description of African nations and Haiti as "shithole countries," amid global outrage over the vulgar comments.
In a discussion with lawmakers on immigration, Trump reportedly asked why the U.S. should accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries."
The United Nations human rights office on Friday rejected his words as "racist" and inciting xenophobia.
"These are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States. There is no other word one can use but 'racist,'" U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a Geneva news briefing when asked about the comments.
"You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as 'shitholes,' whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome," he continued. "It's about opening the door to humanity's worst side, about validating and encouraging racism and xenophobia that will potentially disrupt and destroy the lives of many people."
Colville was not alone in condemning the vulgar comments. As Africans woke up to news of the president's words, much of the world had already weighed in.
The African Union continental body told The Associated Press it was "frankly alarmed" by the president's comments.
"Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behavior and practice," AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said.
The comments put African leaders across the continent in an uncomfortable position.
As top recipients of U.S. aid, nations were weighed with the decision of how to respond diplomatically, especially with the Trump administration threatening to slash foreign assistance.
South Sudan government spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny told AP: "Unless it was specifically said about South Sudan, we have nothing to say."
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So says the anti-Jewish coalition.
1. Immediately stop all funding to the UN.
2. Withdraw the US from the UN.
3. Kick the UN out of the US.
Not necessarily in that order.
FU UN. If it bothers you so much, send in your blue helmets.
Yes, let's talk about that, UN.
If you like your sh*thole, you can keep your sh*thole. The UN has spoken.
Hell, the UN is the tank into which the shit from the shitholes flow.
They still didn’t deny that those places are sh****les. They just don’t like that the fact that they are sh***les are being pointed out.
What happened to the left’s mantra: “Who are you to judge?”
Lets move UN headquarters to Africa...
Said no one ever
Yes, might I suggest Zimbabwe or Venezuela.
I hear the weather is nice this time of year..................
Newsweek called Haiti “hell on earth” and its worst countries of the world story.
If those other countries are so great, nothing is keeping the U.N. from moving there.
The Shithole, referred to as the United Nations, should relocate to Yemen or some other such fitting place.
Libtards are going nuts over the truth. Need to re-write the words to Carly Simon’s song “Anticipation”, substituting “Hyperventilation” for “Anticipation”. Never in my life have I heard so much over-the-top horse-sh!+ reaction to a nothing comment. Ridiculous blather.
All these third world countries have received billions of dollars for decades from the US, other nations, non-profits and religious charities that we should be able to see some positive outcomes by now!
Is there an accounting of the funds provided and where it has gone?
That really worries me.
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