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Botswana wants to know if Trump includes it in his vulgar characterization of African nations

The African nation of Botswana issued a press release Friday seeking clarification over whether Trump believes it too is a "sh--hole country" — a term the president reportedly used Thursday during a discussion about immigration from the continent. "The Botswana Government has … inquired from the U.S. Government through the Ambassador, to clarify if Botswana is regarded as a 'sh--hole' country given that there are Botswana nationals residing in the U.S., and also that some of Botswana may wish to visit the U.S.," the statement says.

Botswana additionally wondered "why President Trump must use this descriptor and derogatory word, when talking about countries with whom the U.S. has had cordial and mutually beneficial bilateral relations for so many years." Read the full press release below. Jeva Lange