Vulgarity used by president projected onto Trump Hotel in DC

An artist projected the word

An artist projected the word"s***hole onto the front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 13 2018

The word sh-thole - which President Donald Trump allegedly used to describe countries from which he does not want immigrants coming to the US - has been projected along with other messages onto his Washington hotel.

Video footage posted on Twitter shows the word "SHITHOLE" and poop emojis projected on the wall of the hotel.

After lawmakers raised the issue of protections for immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador, the president reportedly demanded to know why the United States should accept immigrants from "sh-thole countries", rather than - for instance - wealthy and overwhelmingly white Norway. Trump's words have been described as "racist" by the U.N.'s human rights office.

Other messages that were projected included "emoluments welcome" and "pay Trump bribes here".

Trump is being sued by activists for allegedly violating a clause of the constitution banning presidents from receiving cash gifts by foreign governments.

He has become known as a kind of projectionist provocateur and something of a "hit-and-run editorial writer", as David Montgomery described him previous year in The Washington Post.

"That same month, Bell projected "#SessionsMustGo" and "I thought the KKK was OK until I learned that they smoked pot" on the Department of Justice building, in reference to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.