US Ambassador To Nigeria Summoned Over President Trump’s “Shithole” Comment

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The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Stuart Symington has been summoned by the Nigerian government to explain the rude remarks made by President Donald Trump that immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from “shithole countries” as widely reported.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama confirmed this in a response to a text message from news agency, Reuters but gave no further details.

Trump’s recent comment on immigrants from African countries and Haiti has received reactions and condemnations from leaders around the world and also some global organisations.

President Trump reportedly made the comment during a private meeting on immigration with select bipartisan members of congress last Thursday. At least, three attendees have been on record to confirm that the president did make the derogatory remark that has earned him the tag of a racist.

Following the public outcry that met the remark, Trump on Friday denied it, telling journalists that he’s not a racist.

 

 


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