UN describes Trump’s comments on some immigrants as “shameful” and “racist”

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The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) on Friday described as “shocking”, “shameful” and “racist” comments by U.S. President Donald Trump on immigrants from countries like Haiti and Africa.

Trump was quoted in a UN briefing as asking on Thursday why the United States would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, while he was rejecting an immigration deal by the two main parties in the U.S. Congress, according to reports.

“These are shocking and shameful,” UNHCHR spokesperson Rupert Colville said. “Sorry but the no other word than one can use but ‘racist’. You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as ‘shitholes’ whose entire populations are not white, are therefore not welcome.”

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