American TV journalist Anderson Cooper has slammed US President Donald Trump, describing him as a “racist”.
Trump referred to countries such as El Salvador, Haiti and certain African nations, as “shithole” countries, urging lawmakers to make efforts to stop immigrants from these countries entering the US, and instead accept immigrants from countries such as Norway.
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” he told lawmakers during a closed-door meeting in the Oval Office on Thursday, according to The Washington Post.
Cooper, a CNN news anchor, said Trump’s offensive comments represented the latest evidence about his “racist” views.
“”Not racial. Not racially charged. Racist … the sentiment the President expressed today is a racist sentiment,” Cooper said, adding that, “For him to claim that all the countries of Africa are shitholes is woefully ignorant.”
“Why are we having all these…