There is no other word one can use but ‘racist,’” office spokesman Rupert Colville told a news briefing when asked about the comments. “You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as ‘shitholes,’ whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome,” he added. The program that was being discussed at the White House is called temporary protected status. In November last year, the Trump administration decided to end the status for immigrants from Haiti and Nicaragua. UN High Commissioner for Refugees spokesman William Spindler declined to comment directly on Trump’s purported remarks.
Source: Taipei Times January 12, 2018 15:56 UTC