On Thursday, Mr Trump reportedly demanded to know why the United States should accept immigrants from "sh**hole countries", after lawmakers raised the issue of protections for immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador.
The explosive remarks came during a conversation about the visa lottery program, which benefits some African countries, and about the temporary protected status given to immigrants from certain nations, including El Salvador and Haiti.
Pierre Labossiere was aghast when, during immigration discussions in the Oval Office Thursday, President Donald Trump questioned why the US should admit immigrants from Haiti and Africa, calling them "shithole countries".
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) has corroborated the reports concerning Trump's alleged remarks, saying that he was at the meeting along with Sen. While the president denies the wording of the comments, lawmakers who were inside the meeting insist he said them.
In a series of Friday morning tweets, Trump said he used tough language during Thursday's meeting, but he denied using vulgarities.
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Durbin said when the issue of Temporary Protective Status for Haitian immigrants in the USA was raised, the president responded "Haitians". But the suggestion Trump directed his wrath at these nations or their governments rather than their residents who are desperate to escape to a better life here is at odds with his record and with the message received by those in the room. "We have a child, a lower mammal running the United States". Senator Richard Durbin refuted his denial and confirmed the president not only used these words but used them repeatedly. "I'm sorry but there's no other word one can use but 'racist'".
"We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful", Afuko-Addo's tweet added.
"I think it's going to go very well", the president earlier predicted. I had trouble trying to figure out how to point out what he said without using the actual word but couldn't find anything that would have conveyed the ugliness of verbiage our president used, so I chose to keep it on the header but have blanked out couple of letters most everywhere else.
Haiti said it was shocked by the reported remarks and summoned the top USA diplomat in the country, asking for an apology if the term had been used.
The newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, wrote about the comment in a front-page article about the immigration debate in the United States. "We should have more people from Norway".
Republican party: who needs enemies when you have a friend, and a president like Donald Trump?