Donald Trump writes a letter to African leaders

January 28, 2018 7:04 pm

President Donald Trump has sent a new letter to African leaders, saying he ‘deeply respects’ the people of the continent.

Prime Minister Thomas Motsoahae Thabane (center) of Lesotho is welcomed by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Yonas Yosef (center right) as he arrives in Ethiopia for summit

The letter also says that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make an ‘extended visit’ to Africa in March. The letter, dated Thursday, is addressed to African leaders as they gather for an African Union summit this weekend in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.
US diplomats have been working for days to address shock and condemnation after President Trump’s reported comparison of African nations to a dirty toilet. He allegedly asked ‘Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?’ in an Oval Office meeting about immigration on earlier this month. President Trump has said he did not use such language, while others present say he did.

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