Trump slur to describe Haiti, Africa immigrants 'shocking, racist': U.N.

  • Friday 12, January 2018 in 4:11 PM
  •  Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the U.N. OHCHR
Sharjah 24 – AFP: The United Nations on Friday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's reported description of African nations and Haiti as "shithole" countries as "shocking and shameful", and "racist".

"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'," Rupert Colville, spokesman for the U.N. human rights office, told reporters in Geneva.

President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as “shithole countries,” according to two sources familiar with the comments.

Trump’s remarks, made in the White House, came as Democratic Senator Dick Durbin and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham briefed the president on a newly drafted immigration bill being touted by a bipartisan group of senators, according to the sources, who asked not to be identified.