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Regional Pan-Africanists vow to protest any Trump visit to the Caribbean

January 17th, 2018 | Tags:
United States president Donald J. Trump reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as 'shithole countries' during a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform last Thursday January 11, 2018, when he questioned why he should accept immigrants from those places, rather than from countries like Norway. Photo: Caribbean360
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Regional Pan-Africanists and socialist groups have declared US President Donald Trump ‘persona non grata’ and have served notice that they will protest any attempt by him to visit the Caribbean, following offensive comments he reportedly made about Haiti, Africa and El Salvador.

In a strongly worded declaration issued on behalf of the people of the Caribbean over the weekend, the groups said Trump is not welcomed in the region.

“We, the undersigned representatives of the sovereign people of the Caribbean, hereby declare that president Donald Trump of the United States of America is persona non grata in our Caribbean region,” stated the declaration prepared by “Pan-Africanist and socialist popular forces of Barbados” and endorsed by scores of organizations from across the region.

“We further declare that as a persona non grata, President Donald Trump is not welcome in any territory of the Caribbean; and we hereby confirm that we – the Caribbean people – will petition our governments, vehemently protest against any Trump visit, and engage in popular demonstrations designed to prevent President Donald Trump’s entry into any portion of the sovereign territory of our Caribbean region.”

Trump reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries” during a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform last Thursday, when he questioned why he should accept immigrants from those places, rather than from countries like Norway.

The Pan-Africanists contend that any insult or attack that is directed at the African continent or at Haiti is intrinsically an insult and attack that is directed at all Caribbean people as well.

“We, the sovereign people of the Caribbean, have determined that by describing the nations of Africa, the Republic of Haiti and the Central American nation of El Salvador as ‘shithole’ countries, US President Donald Trump has committed a despicable and unpardonable act of anti-Black, anti-African, anti-Brown racism that has served to further energize and fortify the vile White supremacy system that the said President Trump has self-consciously sought to champion and lead,” their declaration added.

“We, the sovereign people of the Caribbean, hereby declare to the entire world that we vehemently and unreservedly denounce President Donald Trump and the evil and inhuman White supremacy value system that he represents.”

Trump has denied making the comments, which have been described by many as “racist” and for which he is being condemned.

5 Responses to “Regional Pan-Africanists vow to protest any Trump visit to the Caribbean”

  • Well (18/01/2018, 19:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I doubt Trump had any plans or desire to visit the upper Caribbean chain or anywhere in the Carribbean for that matter.Now he really has a reason. Plenty Caibbean folks in his US of A and DACA or some such thing is on his plate. Revenge for dessert
  • Bigheadslickhair (19/01/2018, 11:25) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Trump will now want to see who these shit-hole people are denying him entry into the Caribbean. For all we know some Caribbean country will grant that pit bull Donald Trump citizenship by Investment. I keep telling people if you know your history you wouldn't make the same mistake twice with people like Trump. Know your history, people!!
  • Prophet (23/01/2018, 00:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    He doesn't want to come anywhere near here so this is pointless. What we must vow is the fix the miseducation of the colonial minded west Indians that are looking for hope from a white jesus instead of seeing & realizing salvation thru ourselves and our messiah who is black like us. Being our brother's keeper instead of badminding him until we help the enemies and kill the only ones who can donate the same blood that flows thru our veins, who knows our pain & sufferings.
  • NewIslander (25/01/2018, 09:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Any country with a history of criminal civil rights violations, a history of overt corruption, a history of its government impoverishing its people, a government which fails to provide basic services and protections (including that which floows natural disasters) may qualify as a shithole country.
  • President Trump (26/01/2018, 13:07) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    why would i visit any of these s.hole places


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