U.S. President Donald Trump caused another global controversy last week by allegedly referring to countries such as Haiti and El Salvador, as well as unspecified African nations, as 'shitholes.' The comments, made in a meeting with lawmakers at the White House, were dismissive of potential immigrants from these countries, and have been widely condemned as racist and divisive by the global media.

Now people from these so-called 'shithole countries' have spoken up, highlighting their acheivements and individual worth in a series of tweets that have since gone viral, thanks to their inspirational and often hilariously biting comebacks.

Because come on, no matter what your opinion may be on a country, its culture, religion, government or whatever, dismissing millions of human beings as having somehow less worth than others because of where they are from is just not cool. Not from a regular guy on the street, and certainly not from the President of the United States.

These tweets show that every individual person is different, has their own qualities, and are capable of overcoming adversity to rise from the 'shithole' and make themselves into incredibly inspiring and successful people. Exactly the kind of people that made America great in the first place!

Scroll down to check out people's reactions below, and let us know what you think in the comments!

U.S. President Donald Trump caused controversy last week by allegedly referring to some countries as 'shitholes'

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Now people from these so-called 'shithole countries' have spoken up in a series of inspiring tweets

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Nadine
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2 years ago

And she is stunning.

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Elise Mon
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2 years ago

wow .. i'm barely speak 2 languages

Deb Fletcher
Community Member
2 years ago

You speak 2 more than the "Village Idiot" that's running the U.S. and turning it into a "Shithole" country. My heart goes out to U.S. citizens and friends who can't do a darn thing about this jerk ruining their country.

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James A. Smith Jr.
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2 years ago

And hopefully someday you will be able to publish a story about a certain petulant loudmouth that doesn't know when to shut up and let the real leaders run our country.

Wilson Mowles
Community Member
2 years ago

So, when did the 8 year loud mouth ever lead anything James?

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Gillian Black
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2 years ago

you go for it mate you will go far but dont go to USA

Bob 2.0
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2 years ago

I will say, because he's going to work in news Trump will like him even less.

Tatiana Mihaela Dinu
Community Member
2 years ago

RESPECT

Lorraine Koenen-Linford
Community Member
2 years ago

you've done so well. If the U.S. doesn't appreciate you, please come to Canada!

Iva Kazalova
Community Member
2 years ago

Can’t like it enough!

Catlady6000
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow! I barely speak the I was born into!

Edwin Lesperance
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm from a shithole country too, it's called America.

Jill Moore
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you for all you have done and all you will do to make the world a better place. JOURNALISTS ROCK!!!

richard calhoun
Community Member
2 years ago

Trump is a shit-head turning America into a shit-hole, and we the people can't do anything about it!

Michael Wardell
Community Member
2 years ago

South Africa is not a shithole.

Luca
Community Member
2 years ago

South Africa is deshitholing

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GeeGee
Community Member
2 years ago

CNN will def hire you

Toni Gianelli
Community Member
2 years ago

MOST Americans do not approve of these appalling statements or the president who said them ♥

Bruce
Community Member
6 months ago

You’re still shit!

ToxicRosetta
Community Member
2 years ago

People like this make me feel proud to call myself a South African. It upsets me that whenever I meet someone online and tell them where I'm from they ask stupid questions like, "do you hunt for your food?" Or "Where in Africa is SOUTH Africa?"They ARE serious when they ask these things. It's amazing that people hear where you're from and think you live in a "mud hut" and "have a pet lion" and yet, amazingly you have internet to speak with them?

Stan16
Community Member
2 years ago

Stay there, please. Your country needs you!

Aila Dionisio
Community Member
2 years ago

These people are so brave to speak out against the president

Ruth Meszaros
Community Member
2 years ago

AZ dynamo who can help his country immensely.

Michael Mattei
Community Member
6 months ago

Actually until S Africa was taken over by communists, it was a thriving, 1st world country.

Harry Holler
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, if your country was so great, why did you come to the US?

Wilson Mowles
Community Member
2 years ago

6 Languages, and yet you apparently don't know some of them very well if you brag about being from a "shithole" "An extremely dirty, shabby, or otherwise unpleasant place". https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/shithole The only idiots in this post are the ones who are to ingorat to look up the meaning of a word before trying to act all intelligent demeaning others. You all swing around words here without know what you are slinging about. Now who are the "village idiots"?

Wilson Mowles
Community Member
2 years ago

Aww, you babies mad he told the truth about the countries you are all from?

Muie Voua
Community Member
2 years ago

As a watch lover I can tell you this: You have no class, nigger.

Michael Mattei
Community Member
2 years ago

Then stay there

LieselWessels
Community Member
2 years ago

Whoop Whoop to my fellow South African :-)

LieselWessels
Community Member
2 years ago

You

Lon Titus
Community Member
2 years ago

This is such an entertaining site, do we really need the politics?

Ani Archeron
Community Member
2 years ago

SIX?

Bruce Kunde
Community Member
2 years ago

Must feel great to Literally Be One in a Million

Ingrid Collender
Community Member
2 years ago

Another overachieving South Africa! Goooo all of us from this proudly South African shithole country!

Carina Borralho
Community Member
2 years ago

Hey now brother! South Africa ain't a shithole! It's my home too! :) Well done for being so awesome at life!

Panda Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Why can't all of these smart people fix those countries (like Haiti)?

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
2 years ago

Awesome people everywhere!!

Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
2 years ago

I hardly know a certifired linguist who speaks SIX languages

Em
Community Member
2 years ago

These people inspire me,

Linda Hobart
Community Member
2 years ago

Glad to have you!

John Backus
Community Member
2 years ago

I admire you, I can hardly speak English ...

Ralica Ilieva
Community Member
2 years ago

And i wander, how many languages speak president Trump?

Casey Gagnon
Community Member
2 years ago

Awesome!!! Much more impressive than Donnie junior, who didn’t even bother to learn Russian before he started colluding with Russians. Trump Tower is the REAL “shithole.”

Laurie Delorme
Community Member
2 years ago

Good luck in journalism. Such a dishonest line of work in AMERICA!

Brian Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

It's wonderful to see such an intelligent person acknowledging that their country is a shithole, and that President Trump was right....again!

David Barnett
Community Member
2 years ago

Your Country will remain a s#ithole country as long as all of you "super intelligent"[LOL} immigrants continue to leave your homeland , instead of staying there and using your talents to make your country a better place to live !

Ann Michaels
Community Member
2 years ago

Only Dick Durbin, known liar, said that. Don’t believe mainstream media. There were profanities used by many in the room on both sides. Dick Durbin always has ulterior motive and it sure worked. Even The Dominican Republic will take illegal immigration them. What have you said about them? Took my husband 10 years to get here, he was a laborer and brought his cousin, it took many years. They both became very successful .

Kimberly Puchniarz
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2 years ago

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Wonderful! Stay there!

Charlotte Goss
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2 years ago

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Thank a hard working, tax paying REAL American for all that. Leach

arg
Community Member
2 years ago

So young and so poisoned already.

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Angie Cates
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2 years ago

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I'll refer you and the rest of you to my initial comment under the first pathetic ass post. Talk about judge mental while being mental. Keep on posting and making dumbass comments so later the people with brains can come back and show you just how stupid you were and who you let influence your thinking. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

Rod Smith
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2 years ago

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You, my friend, are full of shit, Pretoria is one the most historical city's in South Africa, you have both the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa, surrounded with beauty and culture. "So the only one here claiming it's a SHITHOLE is you"

Darwin Terry
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2 years ago

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They key word is FROM. You would never done this if you had stayed there.

Carol Sheldon
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2 years ago

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If you don't like your country described as a Shit Hole, you have the power to change it.

Lisa Anne Singh Nagra
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2 years ago

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why are you still here?

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KK
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2 years ago

Great person!

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James A. Smith Jr.
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2 years ago

Thank you for what you do.

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James A. Smith Jr.
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2 years ago

Good luck to you. We need professionals in our failing healthcare system.

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Elise Mon
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2 years ago

amazing women

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Elise Mon
Community Member
2 years ago

bless you 😘

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James A. Smith Jr.
Community Member
2 years ago

Your confidence in your future goals is amazing. Go for it!

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James A. Smith Jr.
Community Member
2 years ago

Awesome!

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James A. Smith Jr.
Community Member
2 years ago

And you will succeed .

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James A. Smith Jr.
Community Member
2 years ago

Go Doc!

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James A. Smith Jr.
Community Member
2 years ago

Keep at it. Your attitude is inspiring

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James A. Smith Jr.
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2 years ago

The world needs more people like you.

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James A. Smith Jr.
Community Member
2 years ago

Please keep influencing.

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Annika Hanson-Carlson
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2 years ago

You are amazing!

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Maya Yousri
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2 years ago

great now I have Hamilton music stuck in my head (not really a bad thing ;-))

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Yves Rioux
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2 years ago

and in bonus your are beautiful :)

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James A. Smith Jr.
Community Member
2 years ago

Your on your way :)

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Jill Moore
Community Member
2 years ago

THANK YOU FOR BEING IN THE USA. THIS COUNTRY NEEDS SMART, STRONG WOMEN.

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Luisa Vasconcelos
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2 years ago

" My shitholecountry is producing generations of greatness " love it, love it, love it. 🤩🤩🤩

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DE Ray
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2 years ago

Lions represent! Glad you are here, sister!

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