DONALD Trump's inflammatory comments about immigrants forced a reporter to say the word “s***hole” live on the BBC.
Nick Bryant repeated the derogatory description reportedly used by the President during a meeting in the Oval Office.
US media claimed after discussing offering visas to people from Haiti he asked why they couldn’t allow people from countries like Norway instead.
Mr Trump is said to have asked "Why do we want all these people from 's***hole countries' coming here?"
The BBC said the White House has not denied the comments were made by Mr Trump.
Reporting on the controversy today Mr Bryant, the Beeb’s New York correspondent repeated the word during the early morning briefings.
It led to some surprised reactions from listeners to the corporation’s flagship political radio show, including Jeremy Vine.
The Radio 2 presenter tweeted: “Literally the first time the word ‘s***hole’ has been on BBC bulletins.”
Mr Bryant himself responded too, saying: “A word I never thought I would utter on the BBC, but there's been quite a few of those in recent times….”
A word I never thought I would utter on the BBC, but there's been quite a few of those in recent times…. https://t.co/LPZSCOIXFS
— Nick Bryant (@NickBryantNY) January 12, 2018
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