In blunt and vulgar message, US President Donald Trump recently asked why his country accepts more immigrants from “shithole countries” in Africa rather than first world countries such as Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal.
Trump’s comments were brought on as two senators communicated on a bipartisan compromise that would extend protections against deportation for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants and strengthen border protections.
Specifically he was quoted saying “What do we want Haitians here for? Why do we want all these people from Africa here? Why do we want all these people from shithole countries? We should have people from places like Norway.”
As a response, twitter users with roots in Haiti, El Salvador and African nations took to the internet to declare their pride in the face of reports that President Donald Trump referred to them as “shithole countries”.
Here are a few replies to the mad president:
1. Immagrint father from ‘shithole’ country.
my immigrant father runs a shop. he's not an esteemed author nor does he hold any fancy degrees that you can celebrate. his existence here requires no justification despite him coming over from a "shithole" country.
— Amna (@AGlasgowGirl) January 14, 2018
2. Liberia isn’t a ‘shithole’ country.
This is not a #Shitholecountry
This is #Liberia.
First country that Blacks could shape the way they wanted.
Liberia was never colonized. pic.twitter.com/8ugUHs1H7I
— Fubar 🍄🎄🍄 (@Fub_Fub) January 14, 2018
3. This impressively learned woman is from a ‘shithole’ country.
-First generation Iraqi American
-I’m a doctoral student, a future psychologist
-I have a Masters degree, I’m a Nationally Certified Counselor, & a Licensed Professional Counselor
-I speak 2 languages & am working on learning a third
Sincerely, from a #ShitHole country 🇮🇶
— Zamen (@Zu_Zu88) January 14, 2018
4. Her ‘shithole’ country is creating great people.
-University graduate at 21 in 3 years with 2 Bachelor's degrees.
-Hearing Specialist in training.
-Daughter of former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. (R.O.S.S)
-Niece of Cardinal.
My #shitholecountry is producing generations of greatness! 😁
— YayYayYayYasmine (@THEGREATJaZZ) January 12, 2018
5. Beautiful South Africa is reffered to as a ‘shithole’ country.
Snapped this while flying over our #shithole country from Cape Town to Joburg, with Mountain views and views of the Stellenbosch winelands. Not too bad for a #shitholecountry hey @realDonaldTrump ? pic.twitter.com/scUuIskRKU
— Matthew Buckland (@matthewbuckland) January 12, 2018
6. People from ‘shithole countries’ have some impeccable credentials.
I am a future School Counselor
I will receive my Bachelors this May
I will get my Masters in counseling
I am a first generation student
I am a writer
I am an education advocate
I can speak 2 languages
I am from a #shitholecountry 🇬🇭✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/7xYVmGmmmA
— amma ✨ (@Ammazingg_) January 13, 2018
7. We have a Neonatal Specialist in the house.
I am a neonatal specialist
I had 3.9 GPA in college
I am a national award winner
I am highly credentialed
I held the hands of the dying and families
I honor all people
The USA will never become
a #shitholecountry as we will#BuildTheWall put Americans 1st and control immigration
— Zona (@Conservazona) January 13, 2018