Trump's comments reportedly came during a meeting with members of Congress about immigration. According to the Washington Post, when discussing protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and several African countries, Trump reportedly asked, “Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?”
Trump's reported comments sparked international outcry, with countries around the world, along with the United Nations and the African Union, condemning the U.S. president for his words. The United Nations' human rights spokesperson, Rupert Colville, did not mince words when condemning Trump, saying during a news briefing, “There is no other word one can use but racist. You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as ‘sh*tholes’, whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome.”
Those in D.C. have also condemned Trump, with both Democratic and Republican members of Congress speaking out. Moreover, on Saturday, a Washington-based artist, Robin Bell, projected the phrase "Not a DC resident? Need a place to stay? Try our sh*thole" onto the front facade of Trump's luxury hotel in the district, with the projection remaining in place for about 40 minutes.
Now, many people have also taken to Yelp to refer to Trump's hotel as a "sh*thole," perhaps as another means of condemning the president's reported comments. The following list reflects a compilation of these critical reviews.