Sally Sara: ABC #Sh*thole Correspondent

Looks like the ABC’s Administration Department can expect a requisition for new business cards from the national broadcaster’s Africa Correspondent Sally Sara following recent comments from Donald Trump.

The Washington Post reported Trump became frustrated after politicians floated reinstating protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan deal.

According to two people briefed on the meeting Mr Trump said: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

It was reported he then suggested the US bring in more people from countries like Norway.

A tongue-in-cheek twitter post from award winning foreign correspondent Sally Sara, with pictures taken in beautiful Cape Town reads:

Gotta get some new business cards. ABC correspondent.

The #shithole hashtag has been trending on all social media since Trumps comments, filled with criticism and support for the American President, and with satirical posts such as Sally Sara’s.

Responses to Sara’s post range from supportive comments such as

I don’t think I’ve ever been to a city as stunning as Cape Town.

to comments critical of America, such as

If you’re looking for shitholes, try Washington DC

Some responses have criticised Sally Sara for a what they perceive as a ‘political’ post on her twitter account.


In more traditional reporting mode, Sara has also posted reports of the backlash from African leaders to Trump’s undiplomatic remarks.


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