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Blatant racism from xenophobic bigot: Twitter calls out Trump for his remark

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Donald Trump's comment on the immigrants from Haiti, and countries has drawn criticism and condemnation from across the with senators, artists and the twitterati calling him out for blatant racism.

While several have called him white supremacist and a bigot, others have tagged him as, in reference to his 'make great again' credo, someone who does not know what makes great.

Senator said, "Message from of the US to foreigners: If you aren't white, you aren't welcome. A stream of stunning... "

Activist said, "This man is simply NOT fit for office. He is a disgrace!

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

Think Progress' said, "Imagine believing there's any explanation of the 'context' besides Trump's a racist.

This guy is a I almost feel bad for him."

While US said, "With his #Shithole countries slur Trump has confirmed what those of us who work in #immigration law & policy have known since early last year; the Administration's draconian #immigration enforcement crackdown is a racist policy aimed at immigrants of color."

said, "We never got to hear the N word tapes so it's kind of nice of Trump to show us his true colors like this."

Another twitteratti said, "Just imagine how often Trump says racist things and there aren't Democratic Senators in the room to leak it out."

This comes after Trump described immigrants from Haiti, and countries as "shithole" countries during a meeting with lawmakers, when they floated restoring protections for immigrant from these nations.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" he said in the Oval Office, reported Post.

He later suggested that the should bring more people from countries like

Soon after this comment, a defended Trump's remark without directly addressing it.

"Certain politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but Trump will always fight for the American people," said.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 06:40 IST