Macron on ‘s---hole countries’ comment: ‘It’s not a word you can use’

Macron on ‘s---hole countries’ comment: ‘It’s not a word you can use’

French President Emmanuel Macron in a new interview criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report MORE's reported comments referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as "shithole countries."

"It's not a word you can use," Macron said on the BBC's "The Andrew Marr Show," according to CNN.

"We have to respect all the countries."

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He added: "I think a lot of our issues in both the Middle East and in Africa is due to a lot of frustrations due to a lot of past humiliations."

Trump faced widespread backlash and accusations of racism for his reported comments at a White House immigration meeting with lawmakers.

Trump has pushed back on the reports and denied he is racist.

Earlier this month, House Democrats unveiled a resolution to censure Trump following the reports of his comments.

The censure resolution condemns Trump for remarks it says are "hateful, discriminatory and racist, and cannot and should not be the basis of any American policy."

Macron also said he has a "very direct relationship with Trump."

He added that he talks to Trump "very regularly" and said he is "always extremely direct and frank."