Trump denounced the deal reached by a group of six Republican and Democratic senators as too weak and insisted he did not use the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries. In response to the reports, Trump tweeted that his language was "tough, but this was not the language used".
During a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on immigration Thursday, Trump criticized protections the U.S. gives to immigrants from various underdeveloped countries, including Haiti, El Salvador, and some African countries.
President Donald Trump has reportedly expressed frustration at the United States' immigration policy, asking a White House gathering of politicians why the U.S. accepted people from "s-- countries" and couldn't have more people from countries like Norway.
We are a nation of people whose ancestors, if not indigenous or brought here in chains, arrived in the United States from countries that somebody at some time derided as foul.
Trump denied in a pair of tweets on Friday that he made the comment, but referred to Haiti as a "very poor and troubled country".
In Thursday's meeting, lawmakers were reportedly proposing restoring the Temporary Protected Status permits for certain countries, while offering $1.5bn for a wall that Trump wants built on the United States border with Mexico. The Trump administration has revoked the special legal status of over 300,000 immigrants from these nations in recent months.More news: Aetna (NYSE:AET) Raised to "Overweight" at Piper Jaffray Companies
"If confirmed these are shocking and shameful comments from the president of the United States", Coleville said.
During the 2016 campaign, Pope Francis said that a man with such views was "not Christian", after being asked about Trump's views on immigration and his plans to build a border wall, Reuters reported.
"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine told Patty Wight of Maine Public Radio that the president should not denigrate citizens of other countries and that "it does not help us come up with a bipartisan approach to immigration".
The Haiti the group cares so fondly about can be described with one word: strength.
Before he was president, Trump once called civil rights activist Al Sharpton to complain that he called him a racist and Sharpton said he corrected him he was speaking about his actions and not him.More news: Warm weather could cause ice jams
In Geneva, the United Nations human rights office said the "racist" remarks would incite xenophobia.
The U.S. embassy in Haiti, in a Twitter post on Friday, said "we remember and honor the many lives lost 8 years ago in Haiti".
The White House determines what data will be released from the exam. Trump is not compelled to release any information, and there is no template for the presidential exam. Jackson is expected to take questions about the results from reporters on Tuesday.
Rivers said Trump took the torch out of the hand of the Statue of Liberty with his remarks.
On Friday morning, Trump appeared to deny he made the "shithole" comment.
Haitians all have AIDS, Nigerians won't go back to their huts; Mexicans are rapists - all things he's said.More news: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)
Trump's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson also spoke, reminding all Americans to treat each other according to the content of their character and not the color of their skin. It's not how a president should behave. "If they don't, for goodness' sake, give us a vote".