'Shithole' projected onto Trump's hotel following 'racist' insult

  • 'Shithole' projected onto Trump's hotel following 'racist' insult

'Shithole' projected onto Trump's hotel following 'racist' insult

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".

The leaked comments drew widespread criticism of Mr Trump, and left American diplomats with the unpleasant task of explaining what the President meant to the allies they work with in Africa and Haiti.

What was going on in his mind when US President Donald Trump reportedly called African nations and Haiti "sh*thole" countries at a meeting to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, only he may know.

A flood of grinning emoji poos then streamed out of the hotel's entrance as "SHITHOLE" appeared in capitalized letters above it.

The expletive President Trump used last week in a discussion about immigration in the Oval Office and other slogans were projected Saturday night onto an outer wall of the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington.

Another clip shows the word "SHITHOLE" over the entrance along with an arrow pointing to the door.

The man behind it was Robin Bells, whose Twitter bio describes him as an "award-winning editor, video journalist, and multimedia artist based in Washington DC".

The leaders had been meeting to discuss immigration reforms, and Haiti in particular was a subject of discussion following the Trump administration's decision to revoke temporary protected status from Haitians, who had sought the legal protections following the 2010 quake that devastated the country.

Trump on Friday tweeted a convoluted denial about the comments, which were reported by The Washington Post and The New York Times.

Earlier, Trump flatly denied on his Twitter the comments he reportedly made with regard to immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador, raising the question of why they should be more likely accepted in the USA than, for instance, newcomers from well-off Norway.

The White House initially did not deny that Trump made the remarks, but Trump later disputed the reports on Twitter.