White House does not deny Trump 'shithole' comments
"The White House on Thursday did not deny that President Trump referred to some immigrants as coming from 'shithole countries' during a heated Oval Office meeting on immigration."
I have been in many, perhaps most, of the countries in question and I think there is no reason for Trump to walk these comments back. Some of those countries are third-world shitholes.
I'll make an exception for El Salvador, where I found the people relatively sophisticated and the country itself gorgeous, with lush rain forests, picturesque mountains and beautiful Pacific beaches. It was even fairly well developed when I visited there about 20 years ago, to the point where I never felt I was in the third world. I liked it there, and even hung around with some of the young local guys in my free time, which I generally did not do when working on a market study. In terms of natural beauty, it's as nice or nicer than Costa Rica, which is now considered a vacation paradise.
Those Salvadorans in America have left a beautiful potential paradise, and they probably love their country. That tells you all you need to know about whether the place is safe. It isn't. It's violent and corrupt, cursed by an unholy alliance between the ruling class and brutal gangs. It is one of the tragedies of the Americas.