The US Ambassador to Panama has resigned in light of Trump’s characterization of countries like Haiti as shitholes. But he’s not the only one offended by Trump’s remarks. California Lieutenant Governor and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom called on President Donald Trump to resign in the wake of the president’s controversial “shithole countries” comment.
“You’re a joke and a racist, President Donald J. Trump,” Newsom wrote on Facebook. The former mayor of San Francisco concluded with one word: “Resign.”
Both of California’s Democratic senators also condemned Trump’s comments.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein called the remarks “disgusting,” and stated that “they diminish America’s standing in the world and should be denounced by every member of Congress.”
UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville condemned Trump’s remarks as “shocking and shameful” and going against the world’s “universal values.”
Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said, “SHAME ON TRUMP! “The world is witnessing a new low today” and called Trump’s remarks “totally unacceptable!”
The government of Botswana said it had summoned the US ambassador to the southern African nation to “express its displeasure” over Trump’s reported comments, which it views as “highly irresponsibly, reprehensible and racist.”
Kenyan activist and politician Boniface Mwangi said that “how America elected a narcissist, racist, white supremacist to be their president defies logic.”
South Africa’s best-known morning-news anchor, Leanne Manas, tweeted, “Good morning from the greatest most beautiful ‘shithole country’ in the world!!!”
On Twitter, former Mexican President Vicente Fox, a longtime Trump critic, said the US leader’s mouth “is the foulest shithole in the world.”