After the analyst revealed that her parents are Korean, Trump turned to an adviser in the room and seemed to suggest her ethnicity should determine her career path, asking why the "pretty Korean lady" isn't negotiating with North Korea on his administration's behalf, the officials said.
"The president's comments are unkind, divisive, elitist and fly in the face of our nation's values".
In his meeting with a group of senators, he had questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "s-thole countries" in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to one participant and people briefed on the remarkable Oval Office conversation.
"Take them out." The White House did not deny the remarks in a statement on Thursday evening while it reiterated the President's immigration agenda.More news: U.S. settles near 3-year highs despite United States inventory rise
According to the Post, Mr Trump told lawmakers the United States should instead be taking in migrants from countries like Norway, whose prime minister visited him a day earlier. But from the moment he was sworn into office, the commander in chief has repeatedly shown an alarming level of ignorance - mixed with hate. His objection included the use of the vulgar term.
Like Trump, Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida is a member of the Republican Party.
The president responded on Twitter, saying the language he used at the DACA meeting was tough, but it was not the language he used.
Cardinal Seán O'Malley wrote in a blog post on Friday that he has ministered to "people from many lands who came to the United States to share their lives, their culture and their faith with American society", an experience he said has been "filled with a spirit which is so different from the tenor and language of much of the debate about immigration in our country today".
Among other objections, Trump said the plan did not provide proper funding for the proposed wall that he made a centre-piece of his election campaign.
The remarks were allegedly made when lawmakers visited him on Thursday to discuss a bipartisan proposal that would impose new restrictions on immigration but protect the so-called "Dreamers" - hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children - from deportation. Trump a year ago ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided protection from deportation and the ability to work legally in the country.More news: Jacksonville Jaguars: How Blake Bortles compares to Super Bowl QBs
It's unclear now how a deal might emerge, and failure could lead to a government shutdown.
"It just took the breath out of me", Saitinor Philius said. "Something I am most proud of is the relationships that we have built in all of Greensboro and all of the sixth district throughout this community", said Walker.
Durbin, the second-highest-ranking Democrat in the Senate, described the president's words as "hateful, vile and racist".
"With the statement that he made, it was very clear to us that there is a racial basis for those decisions, even going so far as racist", Labossiere said. "He knew it and we all knew it". But some Democrats have threatened to withhold support unless an immigration pact is forged.
Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was explaining the outlines of an agreement that six senators had reached to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and bolster border security, according to the Associated Press. And to this day, as I'm talking to you, we have Haitians in universities who are professors here. Dr. Rodney Charitable is a design engineer in the defense industry and a Haitian immigrant who said the portrayal of his country is offensive. "Why do we want all these people from s--hole countries?"
"The government of Botswana is wondering why President Trump must use this descriptor and derogatory word when talking about countries with whom the US has had cordial and mutually beneficial relations for so many years". "Probably should record future meetings".More news: Pakistan army chief: U.S. general called, offered assurances
"Senator Perdue does not recall the president saying that and the president addressed this himself this morning", said his office's statement.