'Shithole' Boomerangs in a New Stunt
Someone projected the vulgarity, poop emojis on front of Trump International Hotel in DC
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2018 9:07 AM CST
This Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, shows the exterior of the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

(Newser) – President Trump's controversial pet phrase came home to roost in a way on Saturday night, when someone projected "SHITHOLE" onto the front of Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. Per Slate, the display went thusly: "Not a D.C. resident?/Need a place to stay?/Try our shithole/This place is a shithole." That was followed by "SHITHOLE" over the entrance, combined with poop emojis. The projection appears to be the work of Robin Bell, reports the Washington Post, who has pulled similar anti-Trump stunts in the past. Footage of the projection appeared on Bell's Twitter feed; he told the Post that it was up for about 40 minutes Saturday night. (You can see it here.) In further fallout on Saturday, the Hill notes that the entire 55-nation African Union demanded Trump apologize.

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