''Shithole' Projected onto Trump Hotel in Washington DC

Posted January 17, 2018

Robin Bell, who is known to have performed other protests as well, projected the word "shithole" - with which President Donald Trump allegedly referred to countries from which he does not favor immigrants coming to the U.S. - over the entrance of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, just a stone's throw from the White House, according to a video posted on Bell's Twitter account. In the past, the artist has also displayed "emoluments welcome" and "pay Trump bribes here" on the very same D.C. hotel.

On September 24, 2017, Bell posted a video of "Trump is a bomb threat" projected on the hotel.

"The president distracts us from politics that are harming us", the projection read later in the video.

Bell has made news headlines in the past for projecting various messages on buildings with political ties.

The word "shithole" was chosen after reports emerged that Trump had used the vulgarity to describe African nations, Haiti and El Salvador at an Oval Office meeting about immigration.

The pictures appear on the Twitter feed of Robin Bell, who has previously projected wording critical of the president onto the hotel.

In December, employees at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention were told to avoid using seven words, which Bell then projected onto Trump Hotel in protest.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" the president is reported to have said during a discussion about protection for immigrants from certain countries in a bipartisan immigration agreement.

Democrats and some Republicans have also expressed disappointment over the president's statement.

The comments were slammed by the United Nations, who labelled them "racist" as well as "shocking and shameful".

In a subsequent tweet, Trump said: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".