After lawmakers raised the issue of protections for immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador, the president reportedly demanded to know why the United States should accept immigrants from "shithole countries", rather than - for instance - wealthy and overwhelmingly white Norway.
Haitians on Friday pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump's reported description of the Caribbean country as a "shithole", instead celebrating a history of slave revolution and resilience on the eighth anniversary of a devastating natural disaster.
Sen. Dick Durbin left the White House Thursday "sickened and heartbroken", after hearing President Donald Trump refer to certain nations as "shithole countries," Illinois' senior senator told reporters Friday.
In the meeting, Trump criticized the tentative bipartisan agreement drafted by Durbin, Arizona Republican Jeff Flake and four other senators.
This statement was confirmed by those who were present at the meeting, although on Friday morning, Donald Trump began tweeting out that, no, he'd not said that at all. The proposed deal is a "big step backwards" and "outlandish", he wrote.
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The ANC, Duarte said, will not deign to make comments as derogatory as Trump's to describe the United States. However, we can not sacrifice one group of immigrants for another.
Trump and Congress are trying to resolve it after Trump ended the program.
Trevor Noah of Comedy Central also addressed the president's remark, which caused an outcry and even earned the derision of Republican lawmakers such as Mia Love and Carlos Curbelo.
"He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly", said Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate.
The UN too criticised the remarks as "shocking and shameful" and "racist".
"He has not only insulted Africans, he has also insulted African-Americans", said Sylvester Odion Akhaine, associate professor of global relations at Lagos State University in Nigeria.
"Do we sue President Trump for saying those things?"
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Ryan said his ancestors were Irish and "were really looked down upon".
"(I) have known many fine Haitians - including a former governor general of Canada", Campbell said in a tweet.
Other officials from African governments have also condemned Trump's remarks.
"The president is a racist".
In Mr. Trump's hometown, the New York Daily News, a liberal tabloid, published an illustration of Mr. Trump on its front page in the guise of a poop emoji.
Trump has called himself the "least racist person that you've ever met".
"This is beyond politics".
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While some Democrats have pushed for impeachment, party leaders have said that moving for impeachment would not help their hopes of winning back the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms.