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Trumps comments are racist says UN

January 15, 2018

Staff Reporter

Ghana: Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has denied reports that it has summoned the US ambassador to the country over the derogatory remarks made by President Donald Trump.

Trump made comments that referred to Africa as a “shithole”.

The ministry said in a statement today (January 15, 2018) it has taken note of a statement circulating on social media purported to have been written by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Shirley Ayorkor

Botchwery, and alleging that the United States Ambassador to Ghana had been summoned by the President of the Republic to the Flagstaff House on January 15, 2018, over derogatory remarks about Africans and Haitains attributed to Trump.

Ghana’s foreign ministry stated: “The Ministry wishes to state emphatically that the statement was not written by the Minister.

“The Ministry, therefore appeals to all well-minded readers to disregard the statement,” read the statement.

On Friday the United Nations labelled Trumps comments as racist.

Whilst briefing the media, Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said: "These are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States."

He added: “I'm sorry, but there's no other word one can use but racist.

"You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as 'shitholes' whose entire populations are not white and therefore not welcome," said Colville.

Trump denied using vulgar language in a tweet he posted on Friday.

Last modified onMonday, 15 January 2018 19:38