He is also a design engineer in the defense industry and a Haitian immigrant who says the portrayal of his country is offensive.
Trump's comments hit hard in Haiti, which on Friday marked the anniversary of a 2010 natural disaster that killed between 220,000 and 300,000 people.
'The anniversary of the devastating quake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America's commitment to helping our neighbors, ' Clinton said.
A source briefed on the Oval Office meeting Thursday confirmed that during the meeting on immigration legislation, Trump asked, "Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?" "That Trump's comments were made public on the evening prior to the anniversary of an quake that devastated the nation of Haiti makes them all the more disgusting, unfeeling and inhumane".
President Donald Trump's use of a vulgar term to describe African countries triggered widespread condemnation, and left the small cluster of immigration hard-line groups whose agenda Trump has embraced scrambling to distance themselves from the president. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own.
Ayene said the undiplomatic word used by the US President that shocked the diplomatic community across the globe will likely have a long-lasting impact. It is not true. The remarks, Durbin said, were "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content".
Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.); House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and Reps.
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'It's not how a president should speak. There is a lot of trite rambling about how the president isn't really reflecting American values when, in fact, he is reflecting the values of many Americans. Former senior United States diplomat Nicholas Burns tweeted that the "damage overseas from Trump's ignorant and racist remarks can't be exaggerated".
Biden weighed in after the president on Twitter denied making the comment as reported, although Democratic Senator Richard Durbin of IL directly contradicted him.
There will also be efforts to get him to respond to the remarks more forcefully in public as he might have behind closed doors.
"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".
CNN's Anderson Cooper said Mr Trump's comment was, "Not racial". He was fuming about the latest bipartisan deal on immigration. President Obama, whose father was from Kenya, has not responded.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who Trump mocked mercilessly during the campaign, blasted the "hateful racism" implied by Trump's quote. I could write about the beauty of the island, the music and vibrant art, the majesty of the mountains, the crystalline blue of the water surrounding her, the resilience of the Haitian people, our incredible work ethic, our faith. "In reforming immigration we can not lose these American Ideals".
In December 2015, as a presidential candidate, Mr Trump posted on Twitter that his medical report would "show perfection". "The audacity of our country's leader to refer to other human beings in such a derogatory manner because of where they come from is unpalatable". The government of Botswana issued a statement Friday, condemning the remarks, calling them "irresponsible, reprehensible and racist", and urging other nations to take a stand against Trump's remarks.