'Sh-thole' images projected on Trump's hotel in Washington

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The expletive US President Donald Trump used last week in a discussion about immigration in the Oval Office and other slogans have been projected onto an outer wall of the Trump Hotel in downtown Washington DC.

An artist took a projector and displayed the word "sh*thole" on the Washington, D.C., Trump International Hotel Saturday to make a statement about the president's reported comments. In another loop, the word "shithole" was accompanied by an arrow pointing to the Trump hotel entrance.

The videos were posted on the Twitter account of Robin Bell, as well as on his website Bell Visuals, who has staged other projection protests and been likened to a "hit-and-run editorial writer" by The Washington Post.

In another show of defiance against the president, some Yelp users were leaving "shithole" comments and one-star reviews on the Trump International Hotel's page.

After lawmakers raised the issue of protections for immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador, the president reportedly demanded to know why the USA should accept immigrants from 's***hole countries, ' rather than - for instance - wealthy and overwhelmingly white Norway.

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― which he asked after lawmakers suggested granting visas to individuals from Haiti, El Salvador and multiple African nations during a meeting about immigration reform.

Trump incited outrage this week over his reported remark, "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

Mr Trump, for his part, denied using the specific phrase, but admitted that he had used tough language during the meeting. He made the claim in a tweet on Friday, January 12, wherein he called Haiti a "very poor and troubled country".

Trump then "said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist", Durbin said, adding that "shithole" was "the exact word used by the president, not just once but repeatedly".