WINDHOEK, Jan. 14 – Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America has come under global scrutiny following his careless remarks on Haitian, Central American and African immigrants, among others.
In a meeting with lawmakers last Thursday, a nonchalant Trump asked: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
And his latest rhetorical bombshell has courted ire worldwide, with the Namibian Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation issuing a statement expressing disgust and reprehension about the derogatory remarks of Trump on 11 January 2018.
A statement dated 13 January 2018 from the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Selma Ashipala-Musavyi criticized the reckless remark as language that has no place in diplomatic discourse and is contrary to the norms of civility and human progress.
“Further, it does not contribute to international cooperation. Namibia commend those American people who have disassociated themselves with this derogatory remarks,” it read.
Moreover, it appears that Trump seems to have conveniently forgotten that the United States of America is a country of multiple heritages, whose cornerstone is a confluence of immigrants worldwide; a fact that the Ashipala-Musavyi pointed out.
She said:”The Africa we know and live in is one that is recovering economically and raising. The USA we know is one that was built with blood and sweat of African slaves and immigrants from all over.”
“Namibia, while associating itself with the twitted Africa Union official statement, condemns these utterances and calls on the international community to reject racism in all forms,” it added. – Musa Zimunya