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Harsh statement from President Trump leaves millions offended


Donald Trump has been surrounded by controversy ever since he announced his campaign for the position of president. However, Trump reportedly made a very disparaging comment on immigrants coming from Africa and Haiti on Thursday during a private White House meeting.
“Why do we want all these people from s—hole countries coming here?”
Of course, this comment was leaked and made public. Many citizens are deeply offended by the statement made by the president. Prep junior Steven Abogunde, whose parents both lived and grew up in Nigeria, felt strongly about this topic.
“He honestly doesn’t know what he’s saying,” Steven said, “There’s a lot of Africans out there that are employed and are good people. He is just making a fool of himself.”
In Africa, government officials are just as outraged by the president’s remarks if not more than Steven is. The African Union made a statement on the matter, vehemently opposing Trump’s harsh words.
“The African Union wishes to express it’s infuriation, disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, which remarks dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity.”
Not much else can be said about the statement besides the fact it was completely unnecessary and crude. While Trump has been able to dodge many controversial bullets during his time in office without having to fully address them, this comment is something that will not go away. So far, Trump has denied the statement he made, even though there is substantial evidence of him saying these words. Hopefully he will come to senses and apologize for what he said, but as more and more issues that surround him are often swept under the rug by his administration, it is reasonable to doubt an apology from Donald Trump.

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    Jack Schultz - Prep '63Jan 18, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    No apologies needed from DJT you only took one version of the story that was a lie by Dick Durbin made to discredit Trump. Get the real story before reporting only one side of it.