Dr. Guy Crevecoeur said he is concerned about the impact those remarks will have on Haitian people across the country and beyond.
"Given the historical reality of how African Americans arrived in the United States as slaves, and the United States being the biggest example of how a nation has been built by migration - for a statement like that to come is particularly upsetting", said Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for AU chief Moussa Faki.
Deputy secretary general Jesse Duarte of the African National Congress pointed out the U.S. itself has millions of people out of work or without health care.
After Trump was asked at Thursday's White House meeting if the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and Africa, the president reportedly questioned why people from "expletive-hole countries" are coming to America.
Trump appeared to deny he made the comments in a tweet on Friday, but the AP reported that privately he has defended the remark as a "straightforward" assessment of conditions in the countries under discussion.
The White House doctor on Friday declared that the United States President Donald Trump was in "excellent health" after Trump underwent his first medical check-up as the U.S. president.
Fort Myers Councilman Johnny Streets said he is hearing from Haitians in his ward.
He was there to learn more about their "Jobs On The Outside" Program which helps people with a criminal background find work. To no surprise, the president started tweeting this morning, denying that he used those words.
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Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, who was present during the Thursday meeting, refuted Trump's denial.
Judge Hatchett adds, "The comments yesterday, by President Trump, were absolutely, absolutely disgusting".
"The statement that he made is not from the entire America, it is from only one person", Charitable said.
"It takes a toll on us right now and to be in this kind of dark place to know what the next step is", Castor said.
When asked what Trump had said in the meeting, Durbin said, "I can not believe that in the history of the White House and of that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday".
Also angered by the comments was IL state Sen.
"Shithole? Thought they said he was so impressed with us just last September?" "I would tell him before he talks, he needs to think before he says something", he said.
"He is the president of the United States". 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.