- Hollywood actor of Ghanaian descent, Boris Kodjoe, has responded to the denigrating comments made by US President Donald Trump
- The US President made the unsavoury comments last week
Hollywood actor Boris Kodjoe has leapt to the defense of African immigrants following allegations of certain disparaging comments made by US President, Donald Trump.
Trump has been heavily criticized following reports that he described African nations as “shithole” during immigration negotiations on Thursday with lawmakers in the Oval Office.
The US President has since been bashed by both the African Union and the United Nations, with pressure mounting on him to retract and apologise for his comments.
Hollywood actor of Ghanaian descent Boris Kodjoe has also weighed in and has leapt to the defense of immigrants.
According to him, it is wrong to think that immigrants are opportunists looking to break into other countries.
He explained that President Trump must understand the need allow immigrants to exercise their basic human rights.
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Boris wrote on Instagram: "I am half German and half Ghanaian, ain't no 'shithole' anywhere near that combination! This is a photograph of the late Dr. Eric Ofuatey-Kodjoe. He was my father. He also was an immigrant who left his country to become a physician and greatly contributed to his new home country through medical services and economically alike.
"He endured endless racially motivated abuse even as the head of anesthesiology at his hospital. Other doctors questioned his abilities, patients refused to be examined by him. But he kept going, kept helping people, kept saving the lives of those who wanted him to go back to his country.
“I know it's hard for you to understand, @realdonaldtrump, but most immigrants are looking for basic human rights for their families, a purpose in life, and a way to contribute to society. And when we welcome them we soon realize that they aren't looking for handouts, but that they are extremely hardworking and intent on earning their place at the table."
President Trump has since denied using such denigrating words on African nations, while also rejecting claims that he is a racist.
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