Why would calling unspecified countries “shithole” be racist?

@angrydude Seriously? Applying such a word to entire countries and by clear implication all of their inhabitants? And he was referring to specific countries (all predominantly black) while approving the idea of immigrants from Norway (predominantly white, especially in his mind).

There’s an argument that he’s ‘nativist’ rather than ‘racist’ but it’s a distinction without a difference and certainly a nuance wasted on him.