President Trump reached a new low when he referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and some African nations as "shithole countries." Trump reportedly made the deplorable comment on Thursday during a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House.
Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here? Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out.
He then suggested the U.S. should have more immigrants from Norway.
In the spirit of the people of Haiti we feel in the statements, if they were made, the president was either misinformed or miseducated about Haiti and its people.
The President's remarks are inciting a fiery backlash from said countries.
These are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States. Sorry, but there is no other word one can use but ‘racist'. ... You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as ‘sh*tholes’, whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome.
Of course people from #Norway would love to move to a country where people are far more likely to be shot, live in poverty, get no healthcare because they’re poor, get no paid parental leave or subsidized daycare and see fewer women in political power. #Shithole— Christian Christensen (@ChrChristensen) January 11, 2018
#Norway:— 🅙🅐🅨🇺🇸🅑🅡🅞🅦🅝 (@TheMrJayBrown) January 11, 2018
•Named Happiest Country
•Named Best Country To Live In by UN
•Named Most Prosperous Country
Norwegians, reading today's news from the States:
"Why in the world would we want to go to that #shithole country?" https://t.co/oSmMDZRonK
"Let me be clear.... the people of Haiti have been through more, withstood more, fought back against more injustice... than our President ever has" Anderson Cooper choked back tears as he reflected on his relationship with Haiti, and its people https://t.co/3arEalkKOM— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) January 12, 2018