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Donald Trump Calls Black Nations "Shithole Countries" During Immigration Meeting

Donald Trump referred to Haiti and various African nations as "shithole countries" while discussing immigration reform in a White House meeting on Thrusday.

Donald Trump was being his usual "ain't shit" self on Thursday during a meeting in the oval office in which lawmakers suggested extending immigration protections for people from El Salvador, Haiti and various African nations as a bipartisan initiative.


According to a report from The Washington Post, not only did 45 completely balk at the idea—no real surprise there—he also proceeded to refer to Haiti and African nations as "shithole" countries. That's correct, even with all the covertly demeaning terms that white men have created to refer to non-Western nations, like "third world" or "underdeveloped," the president chose to go with "shithole."

Speaking on the matter, Trump had this to say:

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

The current African nations with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan.

He later suggested that the United States focus on bringing people from countries like Norway—because, you know, Norway isn't a predominately black country and that's really all that matters here.

We already knew Trump was incapable of showing any semblance of human decency, but it's still exasperating every time he decides to shamelessly parade his ignorance—which, at this point, is an everyday occurrence.

Folks have been reacting to his remarks on Twitter:

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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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