In case you missed it, Donald Trump is at the centre of yet another presidential controversy, thanks to his most recent jaw-dropping comment – where he reportedly said, in a meeting about immigration to the United States, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?

For the record, the White House has not denied that Trump made the comment, and people are fuming across the party divide.

Many of the people Trump is actually referring to, however, have responded in a defiantly uplifting manner: by broadcasting their incredible achievements alongside their status as immigrants from those very same “shitholes” (god that feels bad to type).

The movement appears to have been started by Twitter user @AF_ROdisiac, who posted this inspirational response to the President’s comments:

And people have replied in droves with their own success stories.

Many are students who are studying to be professionals in incredibly valuable fields, like medicine and human rights; most are bilingual (at least); all are turning a moment of shocking racism into an opportunity to celebrate their backgrounds, history and countries.

Meanwhile, the political landscape in the US continues to reel from Trump’s comments – though it’s unlikely that this will be the ludicrous straw that breaks the camel’s back, it sure feels like we’re snowballing rapidly to a breaking point in the American government. And then there’s this disheartening fact:

That’s gotta count for something.

Image: Twitter / @nyapapiya