'S**thole' projected on Trump's hotel in Washington

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The word "shithole" was projected onto President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE's D.C. hotel Saturday.

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin who was present at the meeting confirmed "shithole" was the exact word used by the U.S. president, recollecting the "hate-filled, vile and racist" things Trump supposedly said.

Trump is said to have made the remarks - which he has denied but which a US Senator who was present confirmed - at a meeting with legislators, setting off a firestorm of criticism when they became public.

What was going on in his mind when US President Donald Trump reportedly called African nations and Haiti "sh*thole" countries at a meeting to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, only he may know.

Video posted on Twitter shows the word "S.HOLE" and poop emojis projected on the wall of the hotel on Saturday night (Sunday NZ Time).

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The man behind it was Robin Bells, whose Twitter bio describes him as an "award-winning editor, video journalist, and multimedia artist based in Washington DC".

Trump asked why the United States should accept immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa, rather than places like Norway.

Bell has previously used projection on the Trump Hotel for commentary, according to The Washington Post.

Trump then "said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist", Durbin said, adding that "shithole" was "the exact word used by the president, not just once but repeatedly".

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