The United States Embassy in Accra has made attempt to water down the anger of millions of Africans following revelation that Donald Trump insulted the integrity of Africans.
The US president is said to have called African countries, Haiti and El Salvador as “shitholes” in a meeting with lawmakers to discuss immigration issues.
The African Union as well as several heads of state on the continent including Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo have reacted angrily to the “insult”.
“The language of @realDonaldTrump that the African continent, Haiti and El Salvador are ‘shithole countries’ is extremely unfortunate. We are certainly not a ‘shithole country’. We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful,” President Akufo-Addo tweeted on Saturday.
The US Embassy in Accra, Ghana also took to twitter to reaffirm America’s reverence for Africans.
“We have great respect for the people of Africa,” the Embassy tweeted on Saturday evening.
It further stated, “Our commitment to Ghana and all our African partners remains strong. It’s an honor for our staff to serve here alongside Ghanaians, and we deeply value our relationship with them.”
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has denied reports that he called African countries shitholes.
We have great respect for the people of Africa. Our commitment to Ghana and all our African partners remains strong. It’s an honor for our staff to serve here alongside Ghanaians, and we deeply value our relationship with them.— US Embassy Ghana (@USEmbassyGhana) January 13, 2018