- Ghana’s President has responded to the recent derogatory comments made by US President Donald Trump
- He said regardless of the friendship Ghana has with the United States, these utterances will not be tolerated
President Nana Akufo-Addo has sent a strong word to President Donald J. Trump, over his recent comments describing the continent of Africa, and the countries Haiti and El Salvador as ‘shithole countries.’
Earlier this week, reports of the US President’s remarks filled news outlets across the globe, as the outrage at the words is still emerging.
Several African, European and US citizens have lambasted President Trump for his comments, which have been described as racist and wrong of a supposed world leader.
President Akufo-Addo, through his social media platforms, has responded to the remarks, describing them as “unfortunate” and “unacceptable.”
He said, “The language of US President Donald Trump that the African continent, Haiti and El Salvador are “shithole countries” is extremely unfortunate. Ghana is certainly not a “shithole country”. We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful.”
President Akufo-Addo’s comment follows the displeased reactions from some other personalities in Ghana, who have expressed outrage at the US President’s words.
Former President John Dramani Mahama took to his Twitter profile to describe the statement by Trump as an "insult" indicative of the belief that the "racist" president is running a policy of "Make America White Again."
He called on leaders of the African Union to respond to the comments immediately.
Radio host and fashion designer, Kofi Okyere Darko set fire to some shirts he bought from the Donald Trump signature collection, some years ago.
KOD, who turns 40 years-old today, posted a video via his Facebook wall, where he explained that at the time he bought the shirts, he thought Donald Trump was a man he could look up to.
However, based off the recent conduct of the American President, KOD decided to burn the shirt on behalf of all "Africans and the oppressed around the world.”
Meanwhile, the outrage all over the world still builds up, as many people are lambasting the US President and calling for his apology.
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