'No Other Word But Racist': UNHR Spokesman Slams Donald Trump's Reported Remarks on 'S***Hole Countries'.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The UN slammed US President Donald Trump's alleged reference to immigrants from "s***hole countries" as being "racist," saying there is simply no other way to describe it.
"There is no other word one can use but 'racist'," a Spokesman for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights stressed, RT reported.
"You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as 's***holes,' whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome," the Spokesman said, adding that "This isn't just a story about vulgar language, it's about opening the door to humanity's worst side, about validating and encouraging racism and xenophobia."
Trump's comments were allegedly made on Thursday at a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform.
After lawmakers raised the issue of protections for immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador, the President reportedly demanded to know why the United States should accept immigrants from "s***hole countries," rather than, for instance, wealthy and overwhelmingly white Norway.
It didn't take long for people across the globe to criticize Trump's alleged remarks as being racist, including several Democratic lawmakers.
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|Date:||Jan 13, 2018|
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