Since The Washington Post reported that Donald Trump allegedly asked lawmakers, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” during a White House discussion on America’s immigration deal, the president has been getting dragged.
Trump’s offensive words struck a chord with people from El Salvador, Haiti, and countries in Africa, along with many others, and unfortunately for him, some of those disappointed people have Yelp accounts.
Now, angry Yelp users are flooding the comments of Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., with one-star reviews, labelling Trump’s establishment a — wait for it — “shithole.”
One week ago Trump’s D.C. hotel had a respectable 4-5 star rating on Yelp, according to CNN, but since the president’s “shithole” comments were reported on Thursday, the rating dipped to 2 stars. Sad!
Negative reviews began to appear on the hotel’s page, many of which included that one infamous word. Some reviewers took additional shots at Trump by bringing up the sexual harassment allegations against him and poking fun at his vocabulary and obsession with “Fake News.”
Meanwhile, others spread the word on social media in hopes of gathering more protestors.
If you have a lil free time, get thee to Yelp and call every Trump Hotel a “shithole.”
— Ryan Case (@film114) January 12, 2018
Since the hate posts started rolling in, Yelp has placed an active cleanup alert on Trump hotel listings, stating: “This business is being monitored by Yelp’s Support team for content related to media reports,” at the top of each page.
“Our goal is to be transparent with the actions we take to protect the quality of content on our site, preserve consumers’ freedom of speech, and shield businesses from online harassment,” a Yelp spokesperson said. “These media storms are complicated situations that create a dilemma for Yelp, but we’ve chosen to take a strong and consistent stance on managing them.”
Though Yelp’s been seeing its fair share of protestors, the online reviews aren’t the only moves made against Trump hotels.
Earlier this week artist Robin Bell once again projected his signature blue letters onto Trump’s D.C. hotel in protest, shining the words “This place is a shithole,” along with moving 💩 emoji onto the building.