Botswana Responds To Trump’s Comments That Africa Is A “Sh**hole”

The Ministry of International Affairs & Cooperation wishes to inform the public and the international community that the Government of Botswana, today summoned the US Ambassador to Botswana to express its displeasure at the alleged utterances made by the President of the US, Donald Trump, when he referred to African countries and others as “shithole countries” during a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House on Thursday 11 January 2018.

The Botswana Government has also enquired from the US Government through the Ambassador, to clarify if Botswana is regarded as a “shithole” country given that there are Botswana nationals residing in the US, and also that some of Batswana may wish to visit the US.

The Government of Botswana is wondering why President Trump, must use this descriptor and derogatory word, when talking about countries with whom the US has had cordial and mutually beneficial bilateral relations for so many years.

Botswana has accepted US citizens within her borders over the years and continues to host US guests and senior government officials, including a Congressional delegation that will come to Botswana at the end of this month; that is why we view the utterances by the current American President as highly irresponsible, reprehensible and racist.

Botswana calls on SADC, the African Union and all other progressive nations across the world to strongly condemn the remarks made by President Trump.


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5 comments on “Botswana Responds To Trump’s Comments That Africa Is A “Sh**hole”

  1. Trump Donald is the most ignorant of all Americans. He is not a statesman: just another village bully from across the ocean.

  2. I think that he has a damn cheek saying what he has when his own country is a shithole since he became president. He must wake up and realise whats coming out of his mouth!!! and he eats with that mouth as well!!! he actually seems to drink his friggen bathwater fool,

  3. There doesn’t seem to be anything glorious in USA currently. They had Russian-influenced elections, cyclones, wild fires, mass shootings, icy weather, sex scandals and now mud slides. It actually appears like Armageddon!! Donald Duck is the chief idiot who thinks with his backside.

  4. Head in the sand mentality. …chip on shoulder. …her him stop donating aid because Africa is not self sufficient..then you change your tune…he’s correct …Africa is 5th world throughout. …its just that citizens know no better and think their existence is great

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