People are sharing beautiful photos of the places Trump insulted

Cap Haitien, Haiti.
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Cap Haitien, Haiti.

Sprawling beaches with white sand and tropical vegetation. Mountain ranges basked in sunlight creeping through the clouds. Green fields pocked by flourishing trees.

These are just some of the images people from around the world shared on Twitter this week, in response to President Trump’s comments during a meeting in the Oval Office Thursday in which he called places like Haiti, El Salvador, and certain African nations “shithole countries.”

Trump’s remarks — he denied using the epithet in a tweet Friday morning but admitted to the use of “tough” language — came as lawmakers floated the prospect of restoring protections for immigrants from certain regions, the Washington Post reported.


As reports of Trump’s rhetoric continued to shock the world, people from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to El Salvador, to Africa and beyond came out in full force on social media to show Trump that their place of birth — or perhaps a place they had recently visited — is far from being a “shithole.”

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