Raptors GM Masai Ujiri took exception to Donald Trump‘s reported complaints about immigrants coming to the United States from “shithole countries.”

In a story by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Ujiri, a native of Nigeria, responded, “If I grew up in a shithole, I am proud of my shithole.”

“This summer, I went to Kigali, and Nairobi and Lagos, and I went to Kampala and Abidjan and Dakar and Johannesburg and I saw great cities, and great people. And I went to visit the refugee camp in Dadaab, and I met good people and good families with plenty of hope.

 

“If those places are being referred to as shitholes, go visit those places, and go meet those people.”[…]

 

“I don’t think it’s fair, and I don’t think it’s what inspiring leadership can be. What sense of hope are we giving people if you are calling where they live — and where they’re from — a shithole?” […]

 

“God doesn’t put anyone someplace permanently. I am a living testimony to that. If I grew up in a shithole, I am proud of my shithole.”

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