Donald Trump calls Haiti a “Sh**hole Country”


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Donald Trump gestures while speaking surrounded by people whose families were victims of illegal immigrants on July 10, 2015 while meeting with the press at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, where some shared their stories of the loss of a loved one. The US business magnate Trump, who is running for president in the 2016 presidential elections, angered members of the Latino community with recent comments but says he will win the Latino vote. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Duyen T., Staff reporter

On a Thursday meeting in the White House, Donald Trump had disparaged African Nations of being “shithole countries,” questioning why the United States allow immigrants to come in our country, like Haiti. Trump had told lawmakers to seek other immigrants elsewhere, Norway for example.

An issue from the White House had not denied Trump’s use of volgare language, but a day later, Trump had made the mess even more bigger than it was, tweeting how he did not use any volgare language. “The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!” (7:28 am, Jan 12, 2018). After that, Trump had denied saying anything derogatory about Haitians or Haiti but instead saying they were “very poor and troubled country.”

Trump’s comment on Haiti has shifted attention away from a proposal of a DACA deal, viewing the issue as racist. Many people have given their thoughts on the issue, many saying volgare language such as calling a country “shithole” is not how a president should act.

Donald Trump has still not given an official apology for his immature use of language. The African Union are still outraged by Trump Calling one of their countries a “shithole country.” The Union says that it “strongly believes that there is a huge misunderstanding of the African continent and its people by the current [U.S.] administration.”