Singer Jidenna has in a series of tweets responded to US President Donald Trump‘s comments where he described Haiti and African nations as “s—hole countries.”
According to US media reports, citing people with knowledge of the conversation, Trump asked during a conversation about immigration: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"
Trump suggested the US should instead focus its immigrant entry policy on countries such as Norway.
Jidenna wrote that although he’s not a fan of discussing Trump, comments like Trump’s most recent actually give the US more power.
He wrote about living and working in predominantly Haitian neighborhoods and thanked the country for teaching him more than the “s—hole president” ever will.
Trump has however, denied the racist remarks, tweeting on Friday that the language he used "was tough, but this was not the language used", as he called for a "merit-based system of immigration and people who take our country to the next level".
See his tweets below: