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The United Nations human rights office deems Trump's immigration comments 'racist'

The United Nations human rights office called President Trump's dismissal of Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations "shocking and shameful," with the spokesman for the U.N. high commissioner for human rights adding: "I'm sorry, but there's no other word one can use but racist." Trump allegedly asked why America would want people from "all these shithole countries" during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers Thursday regarding immigration.

"You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as 'shitholes' whose entire populations are not white and therefore not welcome," added spokesman Rupert Colville, as reported by CNN.

Trump, who met with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Wednesday, said the U.S. should try to instead attract people from Norway and similar countries. Eighty-three percent of the population of Norway is Norwegian, with another eight percent from other parts of Europe.