’S**t for brains’: New York Daily News attacks Trump with poo emoji front page

The New York Daily News has taken aim at Donald Trump for reportedly describing African countries as "shithole countries".

Sources say the US President questioned why America should permit more immigrants from "shithole countries" after senators discussed revamping rules affecting entrants from Africa and Haiti.

The New York Daily News this morning attacked Trump on its front page, mocking up a poo emoji to look like him to accompany the headline "S**t for brains: Trump spews vicious slur against immigrants".

Trump’s reported use of the phrase has been roundly condemned with the Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, saying: "You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as ’shitholes’."

He said the comments, if confirmed, were "shocking and shameful" and added: "I’m sorry, but there’s no other word one can use but racist."

However, Trump has since denied using the words on Twitter.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used," Mr Trump said.

The White House did not deny his remark but issued a statement saying Mr Trump supports immigration policies that welcome "those who can contribute to our society".

More in this Section

People are sharing the small inaccuracies in TV and movies that annoy them

We are pretty sure this learner driver is not going anywhere fast

Eight new titles on Netflix to enjoy over the freezing weekend

People are offering Justin Trudeau style tips after he ‘dresses up like a groom’ on India trip


Today's Stories

Man jailed for damaging headstones

Citizens’ Assembly chair rejects criticism of 8th report

450 people had welfare payments suspended

Government ‘satisfied’ with Brexit backstop

Lifestyle

The biggest cancer killer will take your breath away

Hopefully she had an idea...

Power of the press: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks discuss 'The Post'

More From The Irish Examiner