Adding to the backlash against Donald Trump, the New York Daily News is mocking the president’s reported remarks that Haiti and African countries are “sh*thole” countries, depicting the poop emoji with orange hair on its Friday cover.
“S**t for brains” reads the headline on the cover, which the Daily News unveiled Thursday night on Twitter.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that in a meeting with lawmakers Trump referred to immigrants from Haiti and African countries as coming from “sh*thole countries.”
Trump’s remarks drew outrage from both sides of the aisle, with Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) calling on Trump to give a “detailed explanation” for his remarks and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) calling Trump’s comment “racism masquerading poorly as immigration policy.”
In a statement, the White House did not deny Trump’s comments.
“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” White House spokesperson Raj Shah said.
“The president will only accept an immigration deal that adequately addresses the visa lottery system and chain migration — two programs that hurt our economy and allow terrorists into our country,” he continued.
“Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation.”
Here’s how NY Daily News responded:
.@realDonaldTrump takes a dump on the American dream
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 12, 2018