New York Daily News Tears Into Trump’s “Shithole” Remarks

Not holding back.

President Donald Trump sparked intense outrage over his alarming, yet unsurprising remarks questioning why a proposed immigration deal included protections for immigrants of “shithole countries” such as Haiti, El Salvador, and other African nations. 

Media coverage of the president’s expletive on Thursday proved to be a uniquely challenging task for newspapers and television broadcasters. The New York Daily News responded to the president’s latest controversy with the paper’s trademark forthrightness:

Meanwhile, Republican leaders have yet to condemn Trump.

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