The United Nations's human rights office lambasted President Donald Trump, who reportedly labeled Haiti and African nations “s**tholes," for using words that "legitimize[d] the targeting of people based on who they are.”

“I’m sorry, but there’s no other word one can use but racist,” spokesman Rupert Colville said, according to the Associated Press. Colville joined an international chorus of rebuke aimed at Trump's alleged comments during a meeting about immigration policy Thursday.

“Why are we having all these people from s**thole countries come here?” Trump asked. He also reportedly called for the United States to remove Haitians, something Trump later denied saying.

In response, Haiti and others similarly called his comments “racist.” “These insulting and reprehensible statements in no way reflect the virtues of wisdom, restraint and discernment that must be cultivated by any high political authority," the Haitian government said.

Colville went so far as to argue Trump's comments were “opening the door to humanity's worst side,” and he said they “go against the universal values the world has been striving so hard to establish since World War II and the Holocaust.”

On Friday, Trump maintained that while his language was “tough,” The Washington Post inaccurately reported what he said during his meeting:

The president specifically denied saying “anything derogatory about Haitians,” and he said he never called for their removal:

But Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who attended Thursday's meeting, claimed Trump did in fact make those controversial comments. “You've seen the comments in the press. I’ve not seen one of them that’s inaccurate,” Durbin said.

Durbin, along with others in the U.S., derided Trump's comments as well. “He said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly.” Durbin also said Friday.

Former FBI Director James Comey appeared to knock Trump in his Thursday tweet quoting the famous quote found on the Statue of Liberty:

Some, including African sociologist Mamady Traore, defended Trump's comments. “President Donald Trump is absolutely right. Africa is a continent of s**t,” Traore said.

“When you have heads of state who mess with the constitutions to perpetuate their power. When you have rebel factions that kill children, disembowel women as saints, who mutilate innocent civilians. Frankly, it must be said that it’s crap.”

And while Fox News host Tucker Carlson similarly couldn't see the “sin” in Trump's comments, his colleague Jesse Watters said Trump's used those types of comments to relate to ordinary Americans.

“This is how the forgotten men and women in America talk at the bar,” Watters said.

Watch Colville make issue his criticism below, via Guardian News.

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St Pete Veteran(18 likes)Who gives a shit what this ultra left-wing sub of the UN thinks. We should cut our support for the UN to bare necessities...while keeping our veto vote.
@Vinuzzo(17 likes)What do you call countries that have almost virtually no public health systems and the population is almost overwhelmingly illiterate, whose leaders divert any foreign aid to themselves and their cronies, who engage in genocidal tribal warfare, and murder, whose populace believes in VooDoo, that can't recover from hurricanes and other natural disasters without relying almost completely on foreign aid, which they then divert to their corrupt leaders, or pay to Slick Willie and his chronies? We call them shit holes, what else? Il Donaldo will not allow the left to continue to point to a bag of horse shit and call it a boquet of roses. Spewaking the truth is always a dangerous undertaking in public life. Thank God we have a President with the intestinal fortitude to do so. James Comey has already proved himself an idiot and confirms it with his blather about pluralism. I pluribus unum. The way to destroy America is to focus on the pluribus at the expense of the unum. sure it's all fine and dandy that the wretched refuse roll up on our shore, but not when they want to preserve their plurality, refuse to learn English, refuse to assimilate and refuse to become citizens. Preserving pluralism is the fastest way to create tension and unrest, to the detriment of our Republic. Look at any country in the world with pluralistic society and you will see tension, warfare and inevitable collapse. And that's exactly the fate that will befall the United States if cretins like Comey keep focusing on the un-vetted immigration and ignoring the dark side of it, like some Rebecca from Sunnybrook Farm.
Bruce(15 likes)Cool! ANOTHER UN agency we can cut funding to!