Trump reportedly became frustrated during the Oval Office meeting, asking: "Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?".More news: Power goes out at the world's largest tech conference
"The AU mission condemns the statement in the strongest terms and demands a retraction of the comment as well as an apology to not only the Africans but to all people of African descent across the globe".
Trump's insults sparked the African group of ambassadors to the United Nations to issue an extraordinary statement condemning his "outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks" and also demand a retraction and apology.
"Haitians don't deserve such treatment", said Paul Altidor, the Haitian ambassador. "Haitians should not be seen as a bunch of immigrants who come to the United States to exploit USA resources".
The U.S. granted temporary protected status (TPS) to Haitians after the natural disaster.
"This is very much a vile and disgusting comment coming from the president of the United States", he added.More news: Investors Spooked at Specter of Central Banks Halting Bond-Buying Spree
El Salvador's foreign ministry said the U.S. president had "implicitly" accepted the use of "harsh terms detrimental to the dignity of El Salvador and other countries".
A day after President Donald Trump reportedly made highly incendiary comments about immigrants and African countries, two Republican senators said they don't recall those vulgar characterizations from the president.
The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, wrote about the comments in a front-page article, saying they were "particularly harsh and offensive". It noted that Trump's comments had immediately sparked "controversy and indignation".
But following angry backlash, Trump took to Twitter to deny the claims.
Jean, a refugee from Haiti who came to Canada in 1968 and was raised in Thetford Mines, Que., also noted that Friday was the eighth anniversary of a devastating quake that struck her native country, one of 57 member French-language countries - many from Africa - that form La Francophonie. But I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard the president speak yesterday. Mahama tweeted under a mocked-up photograph of Trump being shown a map of Africa in which all the countries were labelled "Nambia".More news: Jeremy Corbyn faces down critics over European Union single market stance