Trump sends clarification letter to African leaders amid 'shithole' scandal

29 January, 2018, 11:38 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Paul Kagame

The correspondence comes after Trump caused widespread outrage by reportedly referring to African nations as "shithole countries" in a bipartisan immigration meeting earlier this month.

But meeting President Kagame one-to-one on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum today, Mr Trump showed no sign of any awkwardness over the incident.

Trump has denied using this language but Democratic Sen.

On January 13, Trump had "questioned" why the USA only accepted immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Africa, during a meeting at the Oval Office in White House to discuss reforming the country's immigration policy.

The letter came ahead of the 30th AU summit in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, which is now taking place.

Trump "saluted" the leadership of AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki in working to transform the AU into an increasingly effective institution to advance economic prosperity, strengthen peace and security and deliver broader outcomes for Africa and the broader global community.

I congratulate His Excellency Paul Kagame on his succession as Chairman of the Assembly and thank His Excellency Alpha Conde for his service.

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The African Union, which is made up of 55 member states, also took issue with Trump's remarks. The president also underscores his commitment to "strong and respectful relationships with African states".

"Our soldiers are fighting side by side to defeat terrorists and build secure communities".

In the coming year.

In the letter, Trump does not acknowledge the reported comments, therefore there was no apology but said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would make a "extended visit" in March.

He announced that Tillerson would visit Africa in March and said he looked forward to welcoming many African leaders in Washington.

Please accept my greetings, highest regards, and best wishes for a successful Summit.

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