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UNHRC terms Trump’s slur as ‘racist’

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Published Jan 14, 2018, 3:00 am IST
Updated Jan 14, 2018, 3:00 am IST
The comments have drawn widespread condemnation.
Donald Trump
 Donald Trump

Geneva: US President Donald Trump calling African nations as shithole countries came in for sharp criticism from the UN Human Rights Commission. 

UNHRC spokesman Rupert Colville said: “These are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States. There is no other word one can use but racist.”

“You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as 'shitholes', whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome. These are human beings, not commodities,” he added. The comments have drawn widespread condemnation.

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