The 55-nation African Union demanded an apology from President Trump for his “shithole countries” comment when talking about African nations.
“The African Union Mission wishes to express its infuriation, disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr. Donald Trump, President of the United States of America,” the group said in a statement.
During an immigration meeting Thursday with lawmakers, the president reportedly asked: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
His comment came during a moment of frustration as the lawmakers were discussing restoring protections for immigrants from African nations as well as Haiti and El Salvador.
“The African Union Mission condemns the comments in the strongest terms and demands a retraction of the comment as well as an apology to not only the Africans but to all people of African descent around the globe," the group's statement concluded.