'Shame on Trump!' World reacts to Trump's 's**thole countries' remarks
(CNN) -- Condemnation came thick and
fast after it was reported US President Donald Trump complained about
immigrants coming to the US from "shithole countries."
At home, lawmakers
from both parties criticized Trump's comments as "divisive" and
"unacceptable," while Haiti, one of the countries explicitly named by
Trump, summoned the top US diplomat to discuss the President's remarks.
come as Haiti prepares to commemorate eight years since a 7.0-magnitude
earthquake killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced many more.
The disaster saw
the Caribbean country elevated to the US list of nations with Temporary
Protected Status, which is granted to individuals from countries where
conditions such as war, natural disasters or political strife prevent citizens
from returning safely.
President Laurent Lamothe said the "world is witnessing a new low
today" and called Trump's remarks "totally unacceptable!"
"It shows a
lack of respect and ignorance never seen before in the recent history of the US
by any President," Lamothe tweeted.
As there is
currently no US ambassador, embassy charge d'affaires Robin Diallo will meet
with President Jovenel Moïse Friday, a senior statement department official
Nepal, which became
a Temporary Protected Status nation after an earthquake in 2015, said
authorities were discussing their response to the matter.
Foreign Minister Bharat Raj Paudyal told CNN "we are aware of President
Trump's comments, and our ministry is discussing the matter."
On Twitter, former
Mexican President and longtime Trump critic Vicente Fox said the US leader's
mouth "is the foulest shithole in the world."
authority do you proclaim who's welcome in America and who's not. America's
greatness is built on diversity, or have you forgotten your immigrant
background, Donald?" he said.
president of the International Rescue Committee and former UK Foreign Minister,
said the "Trump Administration (is) leading a race to the bottom on
refugees and immigrants that is a betrayal of America's future as well as of
Trump insulted the
entire continent of Africa in his comments as well, leading to fierce reaction
Kenyan activist and
politician Boniface Mwangi said "how America elected a narcissist, racist,
white supremacist to be their president defies logic."
love and light to America," he added.
journalist Leanne Manas tweeted "good morning from the greatest most
beautiful 'shithole country' in the world!"
CNN's Elise Labott,
Sugam Pokharel and David McKenzie contributed reporting.