US lawmakers wear Ghana's 'kente' to protest Trump’s comment

US lawmakers wear Ghana's 'kente' to protest Trump’s comment

Members of the Congregational Black Caucus (CBC) raised eyebrows at President Donald Trump’s Sate of the Union address after appearing in kente cloths.

The US President addressed the nation on Tuesday in his very first State of the Union since assuming office.

US lawmakers wear Ghana's 'kente' to protest Trump’s comment

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus wore Kente cloth in different fashions to protest Trump's "shithole" comments about African nations

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Despite being surrounded by a divided Congress, Trump delivered his speech with particular reference on unemployment, immigration reform and the economy.

However, the occurrence that raised eyebrows during the address was the presence of the Congregational Black Caucus, who all wore kente cloths.

This was in protest of Trump’s reported “shithole” comments against African nations.

Whiles some members used the kente cloth as a scarf, others wore ties woven with the kente cloth.

Last month, Trump incurred the wrath of many Africans following reports that he described African nations as “shithole” during immigration negotiations on with lawmakers in the Oval Office.

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The US President was bashed by both the African Union and the United Nations, with both Organisations requesting that he retracts and apologises.

However, Trump later denied ever making such comments, insisting he is not a racist.

Members of the Congregational Black Caucus, though, decided to make statement in protest of Trump by attending his SOU address in kente cloths to remind him of Africa’s rich culture.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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