'S**thole' projected on Trump's hotel in Washington

A projector displayed an expletive on the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Saturday, as the same vulgar word was reportedly used in a meeting President Donald Trump had with several lawmakers earlier in the week involving immigration. "THIS PLACE IS A S***HOLE" has been projected over the entrance of Trump International Hotel.

The display was the work of artist Robin Bell, the founder of video projection company Bell Visuals.

"The president distracts us from politics that are harming us", the projection read later in the video. When Mr Trump marked his 100 days in the office, Bell projected the "100 days of pollution" visual on a wall in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Trump on Friday tweeted a convoluted denial about the comments, which were reported by The Washington Post and The New York Times. "Bell also projected "#SessionsMustGo" and "I thought the KKK was OK until I learned that they smoked pot" on the Department of Justice building as a jab to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The US President has faced accusations of being racist after he called Haiti, El Salvador and the continent of Africa "s***hole countries", during a briefing on immigraiton.

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Lokur, Kurien Joseph, and addressed the press conference on the lawns of Justice Chelameswar's official residence here. Asked what these issues were, he said they included the "allocation of cases by CJI".

He reportedly said "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" and suggested more people from countries like Norway should come to the USA instead.

Democrats and some Republicans have also expressed disappointment over the president's statement.

"There is no other word one can use but "racist, '" United Nations human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said of the reported remarks, according to Reuters".

Trump has since denied using the word, though he admitted his language was "tough".

  • Marjorie Miles