The New York Daily News ripped President Trump’s reported remarks that Haiti and African countries are “shithole” countries, depicting the president as the poop emoji with orange hair on its Friday cover.
“S**t for brains” reads the headline on the cover.
.@realDonaldTrump takes a dump on the American dream
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 12, 2018
Trump prompted an outcry on Thursday after The Washington Post reported that he had referred to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries” during a meeting on immigration with lawmakers.
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump asked.
Trump then reportedly said the U.S. should bring in more immigrants from countries like Norway.
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reported that some White House staffers are unfazed by the remark because they believe it will resonate with Trump’s supporters.
The White House has not denied that Trump made the comment, and even appeared to defend the overall sentiment in a statement released by deputy press secretary Raj Shah.
“Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation,” the statement said.