The travel app Airbnb is running an advertisement for rentals in Haiti and other places reported described as "shithole countries" by President TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP MORE.
In the ad, the app mentions the "expletive-filled interest" in Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.
It then suggests a number of appealing vacation spots in those locations.
In a tweet on Friday, Airbnb singled out Haiti, highlighting the nation's beautiful Caribbean scenery as a possible travel destination for the app's users.
"We heard there’s been some expletive-filled interest in Haiti recently. Which reminded us to revisit just how beautiful this country is," the company tweeted.
"And the only thing more inspiring than the land? Its people," added the tweet.
We heard there’s been some expletive-filled interest in Haiti recently. Which reminded us to revisit just how beautiful this country is. And the only thing more inspiring than the land? Its people.— Airbnb (@Airbnb) January 13, 2018
Haiti and Haitian-Americans found themselves in the spotlight this week after Trump reportedly referred to the country as a "shithole" during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers in the Oval Office on immigration reform. During the meeting, the president allegedly questioned why protected status should be restored to immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and several African countries.
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump reportedly asked lawmakers. He followed up by reportedly questioning why the U.S. couldn't accept more immigrants from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister Trump recently met.
The remark was swiftly condemned by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, including Congress's lone Haitian-American, Rep. Mia LoveLudmya (Mia) Love'The View' plans series of conservative women as temporary McCain replacements Black Republican advocates his case for CBC membership Black women look to build upon gains in coming elections MORE (R-Utah).
Trump's remarks were "unkind, divisive, elitist and fly in the face of our nation's values," she said in a statement.
"My parents came from one of those countries but proudly took an oath of allegiance to the United States and took on the responsibility of everything that being a citizen comes with," Love added.