Foreign Minister Stands by Rebuke of Trump’s ‘S***hole’ Remarks


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.

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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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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

One thought on “Foreign Minister Stands by Rebuke of Trump’s ‘S***hole’ Remarks

  1. A.L.Smalling

    Liberty come through carelessness. The continent of Africa is by far the richest in term of natural resources. Yes, the president could have chosen a better adjective but the fact remain that Africa with its gold,oil, diamond etc have seen more poverty that any other continent. Look at Haiti, how many of us would be willing to trade the country we currently reside in for Haiti? Its time we look at the message rather than the messenger. Trump characterization should be a wake up call.

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