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UN Human Rights Council rips Trump's 's---hole' comment: 'There's no other word one can use but...

Source: The Hill




UN Human Rights Council rips Trump’s ‘s---hole’ comment: ‘There’s no other word one can use but racist’

BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN - 01/12/18 07:28 AM EST

The United Nations Human Rights Council ripped President Trump for calling Haiti and African nations “shithole countries,” saying “there’s no other word one can use but racist” to describe the remarks.

The council's spokesman Rupert Colville said Trump’s comments were “shocking and shameful,” according to the Associated Press. “It legitimizes the targeting of people based on who they are,” Colville, adding that the comments “go against the universal values the world has been striving so hard to establish since World War II and the Holocaust.”

“This isn’t just a story about vulgar language, it’s about opening the door to humanity’s worst side,” he said.

Trump made the comments during an Oval Office meeting on immigration, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/368659-un-human-rights-council-rips-trumps-s-hole-comment-theres-no-other

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