He was referring to comments reportedly made by Trump during a meeting on Thursday with lawmakers about immigration reform, demanding to know why the United States should accept citizens from "shithole" countries.
Ghana's former president John Dramani Mahama, whom Akufo-Addo defeated in elections just a month after Trump's own win at the polls, on Twitter asked: "Isn't Trump demonstrating that he's nothing but a racist and pursuing a policy of "Make America White Again"?" Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire said no one at the White House denied "that he used these vulgar terms to describe these immigrants".
President Akufo-Addo tweeted that Trump's reported language was "extremely unfortunate", adding: "We are certainly not "a shithole country". It´s about opening the door wider to humanity´s worst side, about validating and encouraging racism and xenophobia that will potentially disrupt and destroy the lives of many people. The government of Botswana on Friday issued a statement condemning the remarks, calling them "irresponsible, reprehensible and racist", and urging other nations to take a stand against Trump's remarks. Richard Durbin of IL, the lone Democrat present in the Oval Office at the time, said Trump's denial was false and the president had said things that were "hate-filled, vile and racist".
"But they have no confirmation yet", Saati said. "Take them out", he said.
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United Nations officials and government ministers from the countries mentioned have condemned Trump, describing them as "racist". There have been more responses to President Donald Trump allegedly referring to some nations as "shithole countries".
"Of course people from #Norway would love to move to a country where people are far more likely to be shot, live in poverty, get no healthcare because they're poor, get no paid parental leave or subsidized daycare and see fewer women in political power".
The African Union (AU), an organisation which promotes cooperation on the continent, said it was alarmed by Trump's "very racist" comments. First, he insisted his senseless wall be part of an immigration deal and now Trump is spouting vile profanities about Haitian and African immigrants from the Oval Office. I want safety and security for our people.
The president reportedly interrupted Durbin and made a derogatory comment about those immigrants, and suggested the US should bring in more people from places like Norway.
CNN host Don Lemon criticized President Donald Trump for his vacuous Martin Luther King, Jr. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!", the President tweeted. It has always sparked fierce debates in the United States about whether to brand Trump as a racist and a xenophobe.