Hollywood star Boris Kodjoe has hit back at U.S President Donald Trump over comments he reportedly made describing African countries as sh*tholes.
Kodjoe, in a post on Facebook, said he is half Ghanaian and he can guarantee Trump that it’s no sh*thole country.
The U.S President has ignited another sh*tstorm after he describing Haitians and Africans as being from ‘sh*thole countries’.
That has drawn universal condemnation, especially from the aforementioned African countries, but also from the United Nations and other countries worldwide.
Kodjoe, whose father was Ghanaian, made his response to Trump on Facebook.
I am half German and half Ghanaian, ain’t no ‘shithole’ anywhere near that combination. This is Dr. Eric Ofuatey-Kodjoe. He was my father. He also was an immigrant who left his country to become a physician and greatly contributed to his new home country through medical services and economically alike. He endured endless racially motivated abuse even as the head of anesthesiology at his hospital. Other doctors questioned his abilities, patients refused to be examined by him. But he kept going, kept helping people, kept saving the lives of those who wanted him to go back to his country.
I know it’s hard for you to understand, @realdonaldtrump, but most immigrants are looking for basic human rights for their families, a purpose in life, and a way to contribute to society. And when we welcome them we soon realize that they aren’t looking for handouts, but that they are extremely hardworking and intent on earning their place at the table.