A lot of controversy and angry comments swept social media after US President Donald Trump’s reported description of African nations, El Salvador and Haiti as “***hole” countries. American people took it upon their shoulders to react to their president’s offensive statement that reignited accusations of racism and ignorance.
The following is a random sample of reactions on Twitter following the US president’s controversial statement.
-First generation Iraqi American
-I’m a doctoral student, a future psychologist
-I have a Masters degree, I’m a Nationally Certified Counselor, & a Licensed Professional Counselor
-I speak 2 languages & am working on learning a third
Sincerely, from a #ShitHole country 🇮🇶
— Zamen (@Zu_Zu88) January 14, 2018
All over this country are decent people who tell their kids, don’t judge people based on the color of their skin or the country they came from. Judge them on whether or not they are good human beings.
We have a president telling the world that's not what he does.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 12, 2018
Africa is not perfect. There is a lot that has to be done. It will take Africans to liberate the continent from whatever burdens. All told, Africans are proud of who they are @bonifacemwangi #shithole
— Mukurima X. Muriuki (@Mukurima) January 12, 2018
Also regarding #shithole debate, the point isn't the words Trump used but his POINT — that people from worse off economies are WORSE PEOPLE. Which is immoral and inhuman and fundamentally un-American. And also: racist!
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) January 15, 2018
— Auma Obama (@AumaObama) January 12, 2018
— ℕ𝕀𝕂𝕂𝕀 (@HeyNikki1) January 14, 2018
ANOTHER LIE from @realDonaldTrump:
"I'm not a racist. I'm the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you."
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) January 15, 2018
Does ANYONE recall in ALL OF AMERCAN HISTORY that time a GREAT President and Leader called fellow nations #Shithole s which Made America Great Again?
— Vicente Fox (@realvicentefox) January 16, 2018
— Scott Parks (@ParksKMBZ) January 15, 2018
Africa is a #shithole
-20% of the population lives in poverty
-1/6 go hungry every night
-60,000 drug deaths each year
-constantly at war
-run by corrupt politicians
Just kidding, that's America.
— Libertarian_Brad (@BradleyPittma12) January 15, 2018
— ✊USAF✊ #VetsResistSquadron (@Goss30Goss) January 14, 2018