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Africans react with anger, and some humor, to Trump's remarks about their countries

JOHANNESBURG - The anger was swift and the shock not surprising, but the humor - spontaneous social media posts of breathtaking images of African savannas, sunsets and wildlife tagged with the word "shithole" - drove home a point about making sweeping generalizations of an entire continent.

President Donald Trump himself was probably not prepared for the global fury after he made crude remarks about El Salvador, Haiti and all of Africa.

According to people in the room, the president added: "We should have people from places like Norway."

It didn't take long for social media to explode with condemnation.

"@realDonaldTrump," wrote former Mexican President Vicente Fox on Twitter, "your mouth is the foulest shithole in the world. With what authority do you proclaim who's welcome in America and who's not. America's greatness is

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