'Trump has made no disguise of his racism and bigotry'

American President Donald Trump used vulgar language in a meeting with lawmakers at the White House asking why should the US accept immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway.

His comments have been slammed and been described as racist.

Head of the international relations department at Wits University, Professor John Stremlau says it is no surprise that Trump would utter such words.

Trump has made no disguise of his racism and bigotry. It is amazing that 63 million Americans voted for him...

Professor John Stremlau, Head of the international relations department at Wits University

The White House issued a statement saying that Trump supports immigration policies that welcome "those who can contribute to our society".

The White House did not deny or condemn Trump's remarks.

To hear more of the conversation with Professor Stremlau, listen below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Palestine lobbying international leaders to reject Trump's statement

Palestine lobbying international leaders to reject Trump's statement

In SA, Pro-Palestine demonstrators marched to Parliament to denounce Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

"Trump constrains USA by recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital"

"Trump constrains USA by recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital"

Prof David Hornsby talks on the implications of Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

Meds, booze, food and groceries delivered to your door with SA app, Zulzi

Meds, booze, food and groceries delivered to your door with SA app, Zulzi

Zulzi is an on-demand delivery app for goods and services such as meals, groceries, liquor or pharmaceuticals in the Joburg area.

Things we invented in 2017

Things we invented in 2017

No, this is not about Bell Pottinger or Donald Trump, but actual innovations that will affect us in the future.

LISTEN:  Cartoonist Zapiro reflects on latest book, taking aim at Zupta cabal

LISTEN: Cartoonist Zapiro reflects on latest book, taking aim at Zupta cabal

Controversial cartoonist Zapiro has released his latest annual book, Hasta la Gupta, Baby!, and talks about outcry over his work.

Meet movers and shakers of the whisky industry (incl a Johnnie Walker supplier)

Meet movers and shakers of the whisky industry (incl a Johnnie Walker supplier)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews key industry players Donald Colville, Shauna Jennens and David Roussier.

Words you will hear today:  Meandos (Zuma)

Words you will hear today: Meandos (Zuma)

President Jacob Zuma left a few social media users confused after his question and answer session on Thursday.

'Trump remarks could be fuelling the attacks on the US'

'Trump remarks could be fuelling the attacks on the US'

Prof John Stremlau gives an analysis of an incident that took place in the United States on Tuesday which left eight people dead.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Refentse Morake continues breaking cultural barriers through his music

[WATCH] Refentse Morake continues breaking cultural barriers through his music

The singer who says he's 'on the border of being Afrikaans and being African' joined Azania Mosaka for this week's #702Unplugged.

What happens to our bodies if we cut out sugar

What happens to our bodies if we cut out sugar

Naked Scientist Chris Smith explains.

Why did Jussie Smollet fake his own attack? Eusebius and listeners weigh in

Why did Jussie Smollet fake his own attack? Eusebius and listeners weigh in

Eusebius McKaiser facilitates a debate on whether or not American actor Jussie Smollet faked his own attack.

[WATCH] SANDF members hilariously mess up a supposedly easy practice run

[WATCH] SANDF members hilariously mess up a supposedly easy practice run

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[LISTEN] Wife of Vele Investments' Madzonga flatly denies VBS involvement

[LISTEN] Wife of Vele Investments' Madzonga flatly denies VBS involvement

Vele Investments CEO Robert Madzonga's estranged wife Khosi shares her side of the story on the VBS saga.

‘We’d be crazy to copy! Sometimes we get it wrong. There's no culture problem'

‘We’d be crazy to copy! Sometimes we get it wrong. There's no culture problem'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Ian Moir, CEO at Woolworths.

Is EOH corrupt? Is that why Microsoft ran for the hills? Its CEO explains…

Is EOH corrupt? Is that why Microsoft ran for the hills? Its CEO explains…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stephen van Coller, CEO at EOH Holdings.

'R23 million for rent a month seems huge. I don't think we could've done better'

'R23 million for rent a month seems huge. I don't think we could've done better'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Adrian Gore, founder and Group Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Limited.