The African Union is demanding an apology from President Trump Donald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE after his vulgar remarks that the United States should not accept immigrants from "shithole" countries.
The group, which represents the 55 countries on the African continent, said that Trump's remarks "dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity," and that the administration has a "huge misunderstanding" of the continent.
Trump's comments were also condemned by a group of African ambassadors to the United Nations, who demanded a retraction and apology.
The criticisms were a part of a worldwide outcry against Trump's remarks, which the president denied saying at a private meeting with lawmakers in the White House on Thursday.
Sen. Dick Durbin Richard (Dick) Joseph DurbinDemocrats turn on Al Franken Minnesota's largest newspaper calls on Franken to resign Democratic senator predicts Franken will resign Thursday MORE (D-Ill.), one of the lawmakers who attended the meeting, insisted Trump had used "hateful" language in the meeting, and said press reports quoting Trump as using the term "shithole" were accurate.