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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Reactions to Trump's Racist Comments


Trump's description  of "shithole countries" has sparked quite a reaction.

Associated Press:
The U.S. president is only hurting himself both at home and abroad, some Africans said.

“He has not only insulted Africans, he has also insulted African-Americans,” said Sylvester Odion Akhaine, associate professor of international relations at the Lagos State University in Nigeria. “Internationally, such language will deepen the isolation of the United States, a country that is already losing its global prestige.”

An opposition lawmaker in Ghana called for a boycott by developing countries against the United States until Trump leaves office. “The sooner he is made aware that America needs the world and the world needs America the better it is for all of us,” Ras Mubarak said.