Trump’s ‘s**thole’ comments are no surprise to this Irish woman in America

I’ve had my accent mocked, small potatoes compared to what other immigrants face

An alleged description of African and other countries as “shitholes” by Donald Trump prompted outrage on Friday, even as the US president appeared to deny having used the specific term. The UN has condemned the remarks as "racist". Video: Reuters

Dr Maya Angelou once said, “When people show you who they are, believe them”. On Thursday, we were shown something, and we ought to sit up and pay attention.

In a meeting with lawmakers at the White House to discuss a bipartisan immigration deal, the president of the United States is reported as saying, “Why do we want all these people from ‘sh**hole countries’ coming here?”, referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries. He then went on to say the US should get more people from countries like Norway. You know, because, they have lots of white people.

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