It’s giving other countries respect, even those you don’t like or agree with.
Let’s keep in mind that this was supposed to be a private meeting. Worse things have been said in the Oval Office, and will continue to be said, if there are honest actors involved in governance. If anything derogatory was actually said of this ilk, it was never meant for outside consumption.
I’ll also add that being that I’m married to a large extended family from one of those middle eastern “shitholes”, I know a bit about them, more than most Americans who only use their passports a couple times in their lives. Funny thing is that the people FROM those “shitholes” ALSO refer to them as “shitholes”. :-)
And if you see something like, for example, an honor killing in the US…..it’s kind of because you had an immigrant came in from a shithole where that sort of thing is kind of tolerated.
Added: My wife just pointed out that if speaking the truth is ok then saying that Trump is a psychotic egotist who was elected by people who had no idea of the truth other than that spewed out by Fox News is ok! Do you agree Mr. Thinker?
You didn’t ask me, but I would. Anybody can hold whatever opinion they like and voice whatever they like, no matter how wacked.