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An independent marketing site encouraging tourism in Africa has turned Donald Trump's alleged use of the term "s***hole countries" into an advertising campaign.
A Zambia tourism facebook page has recently featured an advert which read:
Visit s****hole Zambia. Where the only stars and stripes you’ll have to see are in the sky and on a zebra!
A disclaimer read that:
This post does not represent the opinions of the official Zambia Tourism Agency, but that of an independent marketing site zambiatourism.com.
The post has received thousands of likes and shares.
The Gondwana Collection, a private tourism operator in Namibia, also released a video recently on Facebook lampooning the alleged comments from the United States President.
A narrator mimicks Trump's voice, imploring the viewer to visit:
Africa's number one s***hole.
Gondwana Collection's managing director, Gys Joubert, told the Associated Press:
You can fight the negative with the negative, or you can give some pushback with the tongue-in-cheek approach. We like the fun side of life. We are glad that we could create and share and send a few smiles around the world.
You can fight the negative with the negative, or you can give some pushback with the tongue-in-cheek approach.
We like the fun side of life. We are glad that we could create and share and send a few smiles around the world.
Donald Trump has denied ever using the term to describe Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries.
The comments are alleged to have happened at a meeting earlier in the month with senators at the White House, when they were discussing whether they should accept more immigrants from said nations.
HT Evening Standard
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