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Outrage from an African 'shithole' inhabitant

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12.01.2018

I heard last night that the President of the United States believes that, as an African, I come from a shithole country. Charming.

Donald Trump - despite his subsequent denials - apparently insisted in a White House meeting that people from "shithole" countries, by which he means Haiti and the entire continent of Africa, should not be encouraged or allowed to come to the United States. Norway is apparently still OK for him, so that's a relief.

(To be honest, I almost feel sorry for Norway. Who would want to be on Donald Trump's personal list of most favoured nations?)

But there's a more serious issue here: how should we react to racist statements from the President of the United States in a way that is appropriate to the gravity of what he is saying, and........

© Al Jazeera