Haitian president: Trump's 's---hole countries' comments not good for tourism

Haitian president: Trump's 's---hole countries' comments not good for tourism
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Haitian President Jovenel Moïse said President TrumpDonald John TrumpHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Countdown clock is on for Mueller conclusions Omar: White supremacist attacks are rising because Trump publicly says 'Islam hates us' MORE's reported "shithole countries" comments have not been good for his country's tourism industry.

“I must be clear with you,” Moïse said in interview with Local 10 News, an ABC affiliate.

“These comments haven't helped our image or tourism industry. But to the rest of the world, I say Haiti is a beautiful place, an amazing place to visit.”


Moïse said during the interview that Haitian people are "proud, and aspire for a better future."

"I see it as a call to arms," he said.

Trump during a White House meeting last month reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as "shithole countries."

The president faced widespread backlash and accusations of racism for the remarks.

Trump has since pushed back against the reports and denied he is racist.
Last month, the U.S. Embassy in Haiti was temporarily closed after demonstrators took to the streets in Port-au-Prince to protest Trump.
Moïse said during the interview that Haiti is hoping to revive its tourism industry. He also said Haiti is looking to create jobs and build new health centers, among other goals.

"We really want to take this momentum to show Haiti is not all that negative on the news," he said.