Among his objections, Mr Trump said the U.S. "would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly".
He tweeted Friday that he used "tough" language but "not that language", which was being taken as a denial of the "sh*thole" comment, although Mr. Trump did not specifically reference that phrase in his denial.
Trump has categorically denied using the term, tweeting on Friday: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!", the President tweeted.More news: Oregon State Beavers Articles, Photos, and Videos
"We would not deign to make comments as derogatory as that about any country that has any kind of socio-economic or other difficulties", Duarte said, adding that much like their African counterparts, millions of USA citizens were affected by problems such as unemployment. Do we need more Haitians?' And then he went on when we started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bipartisan measure.
Trump's reported comments were also taken personally by Dr. Andrew Furey, an orthopedic surgeon in St. John's, N.L., and founder of Team Broken Earth, a group of medical professionals who responded to the Haitian natural disaster in 2010 and has since returned to the country several times. Trump was in a closed meeting with members of Congress to discuss immigration on Thursday when he reportedly questioned why the us would accept more people from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa, rather than places like Norway.
Mr Trump appeared to ignore shouted questions from the media, with one reporter asking: "Mr President, are you a racist?".
"I find President Trump's reported comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries unacceptable and inaccurate", Siplin said. The president did not support their plan but the "Gang of Six" said they were planning to promote their plan to colleagues in the Senate to get more support. News reports said Trump declared he would rather accept people from places like Norway than Africa.More news: Panic in Hawaii over warning of 'ballistic missile strike'
"How terrible for the U.S. - such a great country- to have such a poor leader on the global front", one person tweeted.
The Government of Botswana is wondering why President Trump, must use this descriptor and derogatory word, when talking about countries with whom the United States has had cordial and mutually beneficial bilateral relations for so many years.
"Any alleged comments by the President in a (n) immigration meeting are best responded to by the the White House".
"If that's not racism, I don't know how you can define it", U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., said. Some conservative commentators pushed that narrative following the news. I want safety and security for our people.
The group of United Nations diplomats said it was "extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks".More news: Pimco Municipal Income Fund Plans Monthly Dividend of $0.06 (NYSE:PMF)