BREAKING NEWS: UN calls Trump a RACIST for ‘s***hole countries’ remark: Human rights spokesman attacks the President for ‘dismissing entire countries and continents’ with his Oval Office comment.
UN branded President Trump’s remarks about Haiti and African nations ‘racist’
Trump questioned why the U.S. should accept immigrants from Haiti and Africa
He asked why US was having ‘all these people from s***hole countries’
Trump said that instead, he wanted people from countries like Norway
The White House did not deny Trump made the comments in a statement
The United Nations has branded President Donald Trump a ‘racist’ after he reportedly called African countries ‘s***holes’.
Trump is said to have made the derogatory comments while asking members of Congress why the U.S. should accept more immigrants from Haiti and Africa, rather than places like Norway in rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal.
In a flurry of tweets on Friday morning, the president denied using the vulgar phrase but admitted ‘tough’ language was used in the meeting.
But by the time Trump had issued a denial, UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville had already branded his comments as ‘racist’.
Racist: The United Nations human rights office said there was no other word that could be used to describe US President Donald Trump’s comments other than ‘racist’
UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville (pictured in Geneva) said there was no other word that could be used to describe President Trump’s comments other than ‘racist’
He said: ‘If confirmed, 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 s***holes whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome.
‘The positive comment on Norway makes the underlying sentiment very clear.’
He continued: ‘Like the earlier comments made vilifying Mexicans and Muslims, the policy proposals targetting entire groups on grounds of nationality or religion, and the reluctance to clearly condemn the anti-semitic and racist actions of the white supremacists in Charlottesville – all of these go against the universal values the world has been striving so hard to establish since World War II and the Holocaust.
‘This is not just a story about vulgar language, it’s about opening the door wider to humanity’s worst side, about validating and encouraging racism and xenophobia that will potentially disrupt and destroy the lives of many people.
‘That is perhaps the single most damaging and dangerous consequence of this type of comment by a major political figure.’
President Donald Trump reportedly told lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office that he was mystified about why the U.S. imports people from ‘s***hole countries’ in the Third World.