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How Trump's Immigration Insults Create An Opening For China In Africa06:33
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Chinese employees of the new railway linking Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Djibouti take pictures in front of the Chinese-made Ethiopian trains in Addis Ababa on Sept. 24, 2016. (Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images)
Chinese employees of the new railway linking Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Djibouti take pictures in front of the Chinese-made Ethiopian trains in Addis Ababa on Sept. 24, 2016. (Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images)
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When President Trump reportedly dismissed Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations as the kind of countries the U.S. should stop welcoming with its immigration policies, his remarks sparked outrage at the United Nations and the African Union.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with journalist Ismail Einashe (@IsmailEinashe), who writes, "The danger for the U.S. is that Trump's insulting words make China an even more enticing partner for African nations."

This segment aired on January 22, 2018.

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