Africa shocked by Donald Trump’s remarks

Last Updated: Jan 12 2018 18:17

On Friday, Africans were completely shocked after listening to President Donald Trump's comments about them.

On Thursday, Donald Trump questioned why the United States would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway in rebuffing a bipartisan immigration deal. 

“Unless it was specifically said about South Sudan, we have nothing to say,” South Sudan government spokesperson Ateny Wek Ateny told The Associated Press.

“Casual Friday at the White House is soon to include hoods and tiki torches at this rate,” South African media outlet Daily Maverick wrote.

“Good morning from the greatest most beautiful ‘shithole country’ in the world!!!” South African Broadcasting Corporation anchor Leanne Manas tweeted.

“As someone from South Shithole, Trevor is deeply offended by the president’s remarks,” The Daily Show tweeted of its South African-born host, Trevor Noah.

In Kenya, East Africa’s economic hub, political activist Boniface Mwangi pleaded: “Please don’t confuse the #shithole leaders we Africans elect with our beautiful continent.”