When it comes to President Trump, actress Salma Hayek doesn’t pull any punches. From calling him out on Twitter for confusing 9/11 with 7-Eleven to sharing her story of turning him down for a date, the Beatriz at Dinner star expresses her disapproval with scathing clarity. On Saturday, she took him to task for reportedly describing Haiti, El Salvador and some parts of Africa as “s–thole” countries in early January.
When she took the stage to present the Best International Film at the Independent Film Spirit Awards on Mar. 3, she said: “This award has never gone to a s–thole nation, because there are no s–thole nations.”
Met with a loud applause from the crowd, Hayek then presented the award to the critically acclaimed Chilean film A Fantastic Woman, which is about a transwoman’s struggle to endure the lost of her partner after he dies amid his transphobic family.
The Mexico-born actress joins a large group of celebrities to have slammed Trump for his alleged comment to a group of lawmakers in Washington, D.C. Anderson Cooper, in particular, made an emotional statement defending Haiti on CNN in January, saying, “Let me be clear, the people of Haiti have been through more, withstood more, fought back against more injustice than our President ever has.” Singer John Legend also spoke out against Trump’s remarks, calling him “racist.” His former democratic presidential rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton, took a stand against his alleged slur via Twitter saying that instead of “affirming our commitment to helping our neighbors…we’re subjected to Trump’s ignorant, racist views of anyone who doesn’t look like him.”