Boris Kodjoe responds to Donald Trump’s ‘shi*hole’ comment

Hollywood actor, Boris Kodjoe has responded to comments allegedly made by American President, Donald Trump referring to African countries as “shit hole.” Kodjoe, who is of Ghanaian heritage delivered a...

Hollywood actor, Boris Kodjoe has responded to comments allegedly made by American President, Donald Trump referring to African countries as “shit hole.”

Kodjoe, who is of Ghanaian heritage delivered a stinging criticism at Trump for the comments he is said to have made at a immigration negotiations last week Thursday with lawmakers in the Oval Office.

Trump is quoted to have said: “why are we having all these people from sh**hole countries come here?”referring to people from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries in the temporary protected status program.

Read Kodjoe’s stinging open letter below. 

I am half German and half Ghanaian, ain’t no ‘shithole’ anywhere near that combination! This is a photograph of the late 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.

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“I am half German and half Ghanaian, ain’t no ‘shithole’ anywhere near that combination!

This is a photograph of the late 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.”

The actor was born to a Ghanaian father and a German mother. He was named Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe.

He is known for for his roles as Kelby in the 2002 film Brown Sugar, the sports-courier agent Damon Carter on the Showtime drama series Soul Food and was a recurring character on FOX’s The Last Man on Earth.

He currently co-stars on BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood and on the CBS medical drama Code Black.

By: livefmghana.com/Ghana/91.9FM/

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