The entire sane and civilized world is reacting to the latest gaffe of a sitting U.S. *resident who is neither sane nor civilized. Harvard Professor and former Ambassador to NATO, Nicholas Burns, said this.
The damage overseas from Trump’s ignorant and rascist remarks can’t be exaggerated. No President in the last 100 years has reduced America’s moral authority as he has. https://t.co/IqWwyHzvcy
— Nicholas Burns (@RNicholasBurns) January 12, 2018
Trump is a social media troll, insofar as he launches incendiary words and ideas into the virtual firmament, frequently, it is suspected, just for effect, and he has no understanding of the fact that on the other end of the communication is a real live person. Real people all over the globe are up in arms over his vulgar racist comments Thursday at the bipartisan immigration meeting.
U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley has resigned, saying that he can no longer work for Trump in good conscience, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Talking Points Memo:
The Botswana government summoned its U.S. ambassador “to clarify whether Botswana is regarded as a “shithole” country,” The Washington Post reported.
And Haitian ambassador Paul Altidor told MSNBC that Haiti believes Trump was “either misinformed or miseducated about Haiti and its people.”
Other foreign officials like Hugo Martinez of El Salvador and representatives of the African National Congress are seeking an official response from U.S. authorities regarding Trump’s comments.
UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville condemned Trump’s remarks as “shocking and shameful” and going against the world’s “universal values.”“I’m sorry, but there’s no other word one can use but racist,” Colville said, responding to reporters at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland. “You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as ‘shitholes’ whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome.”
Trump Administration leading a race to the bottom on refugees and immigrants that is a betrayal of America’s future as well as of its history. These are PEOPLE. https://t.co/OPf7LgLYRg
— David Miliband (@DMiliband) January 12, 2018
“I am shocked by the words of President Trump on Haiti and Africa,” Senegalese President Macky Sall said in an official tweet.__“I reject them and condemn vigorously. Africa and the black race deserve the respect and consideration of all.”__African Union spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said Trump’s reported comments were alarming and surprising, particularly “given that so many Africans arrived in the US as slaves.”__“It is, frankly, upsetting,” she said. “Our relationship with the United States goes beyond the statement of one man, however, though he is the highest office bearer of that land.”__Nepalese Foreign Minister Bharat Raj Paudyal told CNN that “we are aware of President Trump’s comments, and our ministry is discussing the matter.”__A senior official from Somalia, also on the US list of TPS nations, told CNN that Trump’s comments were unworthy of a response.__“It sounds like fake news to me,” Somali Information Minister Abdirahman Omar Osman said by phone from Mogadishu. “If it’s real, it doesn’t need a response. Those comments do not deserve a response.”
President @realDonaldTrump has called Africa a shithole. How America elected a narcissist, racist, white supremacist to be their president defies logic. Africa sends love and light to America. #ShitholeTrump pic.twitter.com/AuZDUy1pwf
— Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi) January 12, 2018
— VICTOR NDULA (@ndula_victor) January 12, 2018