Jan 15, 2:12 PM EST

South Africa summons US diplomat to explain Trump commentSouth Africa summons United States' senior diplomat to explain Trump's vulgar comments about AfricaSouth Africa summons US diplomat to explain Trump commentSouth Africa summons United States' senior diplomat to explain Trump's vulgar comments about Africa


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JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa summoned the United States' senior diplomat in Pretoria on Monday over President Donald Trump's recent disparaging comments about African nations and Haiti.

Trump has been accused of describing African nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting with U.S. senators last week. He has denied making the statements, as well as the ensuing accusations that he is racist.

South African foreign ministry officials met the U.S. charg