Slur

The Washington Post used a swear word in one of their headlines for the first time in a long time yesterday. Trump has denied using foul language to describe the countries.

*We will be using the slur. Just to get the message across*

Trump apparently used the term ‘shithole countries’ to describe migrant countries where he was being urged to take on more immigrants. The Washington Post, The New York Times, Politico, Wall Street Journal, they all reported on the comments made on Thursday. They quoted witnesses, or people who were briefed on the meeting. The White House has not denied that Trump used this slur.

Trump’s remarks came about as Democratic and Republican lawmakers visited him in the Oval Office to propose a deal on immigration.

He was said to have told them that instead of granting temporary residency to citizens of countries hit by natural disasters, wars or epidemics, that he wanted more migrants from countries like Norway. The Washington Post quoted him as saying:

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

Slur

It’s like if someone over baked a Wotsit.

Obviously, people were not happy.

Bostwana summoned the US ambassador to ‘express its displeasure’, calling the language ‘highly irresponsible, reprehensible and racist’. The African Union stated it was ‘frankly alarmed’ by Trump’s statement.

A UN human rights spokesman, Rupert Colville, said that ‘there is not other word for this but racist’.

In the US, the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People accused the president of ‘falling deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole of racism and xenophobia’. It’s not exactly the first time he’s said something so blatantly racist. A certain non-existent wall comes to mind.

He denied that he used this language, however, no one from the White House has disputed it, nor have they jumped to defend Trump.

Which should be enough of a hint.