Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power shared her stunned reaction to the statement on social media.
In his meeting with a group of senators, Mr Trump had questioned why the United States would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to one participant and others who had been briefed on the remarkable Oval Office conversation.
In a separate part of the conversation about the diversity visa lottery, the source said, Trump referred to people coming from Africa as coming from "shithole countries".
He asked lawmakers discussing immigration why the USA would take in more people from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa.
Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin of IL on Friday said Trump had indeed made the comments about 's***hole countries'.
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Trump issued a statement on Friday denying the vulgar words attributed to him, though he admitted to having used strong language in the Thursday discussion.
Trump tweeted a convoluted denial early Friday but Democratic Senator Dick Durbin pushed back, saying the president repeatedly used the term "shithole" during a Thursday White House meeting on immigration reform.
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday said Donald Trump's reported description of African nations as "shithole countries" was unacceptable, while his predecessor branded the USA head of state a racist.
"We do not recall the President saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest".
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It noted that Trump's comments had immediately sparked "controversy and indignation".
When it came to talk of extending protections for Haitians, Mr Durbin said the president replied: "We don't need more Haitians". Although the United States has a complicated racial history, including slavery, segregation and persistent economic disparities between whites and minorities, Trump's most recent predecessors from both parties have used their position to promote equality and have endorsed immigration policies that brought millions of people from Africa and Latin America to the U.S.
Trump's remarks about African countries and Haiti were ripped by 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations on January 13, 2018. "I can not leave them alone to hear racist barbs, evil speech, incendiary comment, and blasphemous slander against the image and likeness of God in which they are made".
The White House determines what data will be released from the exam. Trump is not compelled to release any information, and there is no template for the presidential exam. Jackson is expected to take questions about the results from reporters on Tuesday.
Senator Dick Durbin of IL, the only Democrat in the room, said Mr Trump had indeed said what he was reported to have said.More news: No US sanctions on Iran nuclear deal for now
But the government of Haiti - which Friday was marking eight years since a devastating quake killed at least 200,000 people in the country - declared itself "outraged and shocked".
The Mission demanded a retraction of the statement and an apology from the USA leader.
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. "I am committed to working with Republicans and Democrats to find common ground so we can move forward".
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