Foreign Affairs Minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says Jamaica worked closely with its CARICOM partners in condemning derogatory remarks made recently by US President Donald Trump about Haiti and some African countries.
Minister Johnson Smith responded to questions on the issue today from Opposition Senator and former Foreign Affairs Minister, Senator KD Knight.
Senator Knight questioned whether Jamaica has gone far enough in denouncing the remarks by the US President.
Minister Johnson Smith says Jamaica and CARICOM stand by their condemnation of the President’s remarks.
President Donald Trump recently ignited controversy on the international scene when he reportedly referred to Haiti and African countries as “s***hole countries” during a meeting with congressional leaders in the Oval Office.
According to the Washington Post, Trump asked “Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?”
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