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World Reacts To Trump "Shithole" Comment

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World leaders are responding to Trump’s “shithole countries” comment. John Iadarola, Jimmy Dore, and Ron Placone, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

Read more here: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/african-governments-alarmed-trumps-comments

“JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africans woke up on Friday to find President Donald Trump had finally taken an interest in their continent. It wasn’t what people had hoped for.

Using vulgar language, Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway in rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal.

The African Union continental body told The Associated Press it was “frankly alarmed” by Trump’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. “This is particularly surprising as the United States of America remains a global example of how migration gave birth to a nation built on strong values of diversity and opportunity.”

African governments quickly found themselves in an awkward position. As top recipients of U.S. aid, some hesitated to jeopardize it by criticizing Trump, especially as his administration has sought to slash foreign assistance.”

Hosts: John Iadarola, Jimmy Dore, Ron Placone

Cast: John Iadarola, Jimmy Dore, Ron Placone

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