This video from the USA says about itself:
12 January 2018
World leaders are responding to Trump’s “shithole countries” comment. John Iadarola, Jimmy Dore, and Ron Placone, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africans woke up on Friday to find President Donald Trump had finally taken an interest in their continent. It wasn’t what people had hoped for. Using vulgar language, Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway in rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal.
The African Union continental body told The Associated Press it was “frankly alarmed” by Trump’s comments. “Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behavior and practice”, AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said. “This is particularly surprising as the United States of America remains a global example of how migration gave birth to a nation built on strong values of diversity and opportunity.”
African governments quickly found themselves in an awkward position. As top recipients of U.S. aid, some hesitated to jeopardize it by criticizing Trump, especially as his administration has sought to slash foreign assistance.”
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By Felicity Collier in Britain, Saturday, January 13, 2018:
Anti-Trump campaigners claim victory as US President cancels London visit
ANTI-TRUMP campaigners claimed victory today after the US president cancelled a planned visit to London.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said that the billionaire bigot’s arrival would have been met with “mass peaceful protests” against his divisive policies.
Donald Trump was due to cut the ribbon of the new US embassy in south London next month.
He claimed that he had cancelled the trip because he was unhappy at plans to move the embassy from Grosvenor Square in swanky Mayfair to the newly developed Nine Elms area, south of the Thames.
He angrily attacked his predecessor Barack Obama for selling off the building “for peanuts” and spending $1.2 billion (£877 million) on a new one.
However, the move to Nine Elms was first announced in 2008, when George W Bush was still president.
Mr Trump petulantly tweeted: “Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon — No!”
Maz Saleem of campaign group Stand Up to Trump welcomed the news, saying: “It is a victory for the millions who oppose the president’s racism, his addiction to war, his sexism and his billionaire’s contempt for ordinary people.
“It is proof that protest can prevail and that the most powerful world players can be faced down. We will continue to build the widest possible co-ordination against a future visit in the confidence that we can win again.”
Labour’s Mr Khan argued that the real reason the US president had pulled out of the planned visit was that he had “got the message” that Londoners oppose his bigoted policies and actions.
“This just reinforces what a mistake it was for Theresa May to rush and extend an invitation of a state visit in the first place”, the London mayor added.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attacked Mr Khan’s comments in a Twitter outburst, writing: “We will not allow US-UK relations to be endangered by some puffed-up pompous popinjay in City Hall.”
Meanwhile, Mr Trump was roundly criticised for his racist slurs against Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa.
He denied using such language, but a senator present at the meeting, at which Mr Trump rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, said “shitholes” was “the exact word used … not just once but repeatedly.”
The African Union said it was “frankly alarmed”, particularly “given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves.”
The already battered international standing of the US government has been dealt a further blow by the revelation that President Trump labeled some of the most oppressed and impoverished nations as “shithole countries”. Disgust and anger over the openly racist comments the US president made at a meeting with congressional leaders on Thursday have only been intensified by Trump’s belated and obviously dishonest attempts to deny that he said what has been reported by multiple sources, including some who were at the meeting: here.
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