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    S***hole, #ICancelledMyTripToLondon: Trump Faces Truckload of Hilarious Backlash

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    President Donald Trump’s reported remark about immigrants coming to the United States from “s***hole countries” and rather controversial cancellation of his visit to the UK has set the world afire, provoking thousands of memes in response. Sputnik decided to recap the best ways of tackling Trump’s comments on the Internet.

    Trump’s eloquent statement has made it really challenging for foreign news outlets to translate the vulgar phrase. At the same time, the most creative social media users have flooded the web with their craziest memes about “s***hole,” and Trump cancelling his UK visit.

    How Trump’s “Sh*thole” Traveled Around The World

    Foreign journalists saw hard times in translating such a phrase in order to convey the “right” meaning of the US President’s words. Having replaced the word “sh*thole” with an emoji Merriam-Webster Dictionary tweeted that it was on the trending list:

    Here’s a look at international headlines, offering a wide selection of bizarre translations:

    Taiwan’s Central News Agency suggested “countries where birds don’t lay eggs,” and Japan’s Sankei went for “countries like toilets,” while another Japanese broadcaster, NHK, opted for “filthy countries” in a bid not to offend anyone.

    Media in Vietnam offered a wide choice of translations from “dirty countries” to “rotten countries,” while Chinese media, being very reserved in their use of the term, picked up “bad countries.” However, Haiwainet, China’s People’s Daily news portal “broke free” and used the expression “countries that suck.”

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    Italian media traded “sh*thole” for “arsehole,” while France, Portugal and Spain, struggling hard to translate the “hole” part, resorted to “sh*t countries.”

    Dutch Volkskrant daily turned out to be the most politically-correct media, translating Trump’s bombshell phrase merely as “backward,” while Flemish media in Belgium did not hesitate to use their favorite slur word and rendered the expression as “testicle countries.”

    The Statue of Liberty Poem

    The New Yorker journalist Andy Borowitz wrote a satirical article, “presuming” that Trump demanded that the poem at the base of the Statue of liberty be revised in order to exclude nations deemed “sh*thole countries.” Borowitz imagined what it would be like if Trump spoke to reporters and shared views on the poem, which stands “as an open invitation that says, like, if you come from a sh*thole country, welcome abroad.”

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    “I don’t know the entire poem, but it’s something like ‘Give us your tired, your poor, your yadda yadda yadda.  We could keep all that but then put in, right at the end, in big letters, maybe, ‘except if you’re from a sh*thole country.’ “I think if a boat from a shithole country came and saw that poem with those words at the end, they would turn around and go right back to wherever they came from.”

    Borrowitz suggested that following Trump’s remark, his representatives would issue a statement in response.

    “We do not understand President Trump’s aversion to so-called ‘sh*thole countries,’ since he is doing his best to turn the United States into one,” the statement read.

    Are They Really “Sh*tholes”?

    Netizens started posting pictures from the countries, Trump allegedly referred to as “sh*tholes,” in a bid to prove that they are not as bad as he portrayed them.

    Some users even shared the images of American cities to show that “sh*tholes” can be found anywhere.

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    Sh*tty Front Page

    New York Daily News has picked an explosive image for its Friday’s cover…

    …and was supported by The New Yorker…

    #ICancelledMyTripToLondon

    Trump cancelled his visit to the United Kingdom and wrote on Twitter:

    "Reason I cancelled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!"

    The Internet has exploded with bizarre tweets poking fun at Trump’s publication, with the hashtag #ICancelledMyTripToLondon trending.

    ‘Thanks, but no thanks’

    When Donald Trump reportedly suggested that the United States should welcome more Norwegians than immigrants from “sh*thole countries,” the Nordic country’s nationals rejected his “generous” offer. “On behalf of Norway: Thanks, but no thanks,” a politician Torbjoern Saetre tweeted.

    And many other users supported Saetre’s tweet:

    While other users mentioned that actually 502 Norwegians did move to the US in 2016…

    But it turns out that more people are emigrating from the United States to Norway than the other way round: in 2016, 895 Americans moved to Norway.

    ‘Too Little Too Late’

    While President Donald Trump posted tweets, arguing that he didn’t say anything insulting about Haitians…

    One of America’s most popular TV shows has already perfectly handled his purported comment:

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