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Airbnb’s CEO is promoting home rentals in places Trump reportedly labeled ‘shithole countries’

The tweets came a day after Trump’s immigration discussion with lawmakers.

A photo of a living room from an Airbnb listing for a home in Accra Ghana
A home in Accra, Ghana available on Airbnb
Jason Del Rey has been a business journalist for 15 years and has covered Amazon, Walmart, and the e-commerce industry for the last decade. He was a senior correspondent at Vox.

A day after President Trump reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and several African nations as “shithole countries” in immigration discussions with lawmakers, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky took to Twitter to promote some home listings in those destinations.

Chesky went on to say that there are currently 75,000 hosts in those markets earning a combined $170 million. He then tweeted out some of the most beautiful Airbnb homes in those locales.

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The Washington Post and New York Times reported on Friday that the president grew heated in immigration discussions with lawmakers when they proposed a bill that would protect immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African nations.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” the news outlets reported Trump as saying.

“Why do we need more Haitians?” they also reported Trump as saying. “Take them out.”

Trump denied making the comments about Haitians.

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