Donald Trump should apologize for remarks: African states

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"We were shocked to hear comments made by President Donald Trump", Marleine Bastien said.

At their Oval Office meeting, two sources said, Trump questioned the value of taking immigrants from Haiti and African nations, and referred to them as "shithole countries".

"Like all countries, Haiti is a collection of people: it's rich and poor, well-educated and not, good and bad", he said.

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.

Robert Jackson, the current US ambassador to Ghana, told Ghanaian reporters previous year that the election of Trump would not change the relationship between the United States and African nations.

Developing countries do have difficulties, but they are not "shithole countries", Duarte said, while calling Trump's remarks as "unfortunate".

The comments revived charges that the president is racist, and rocked immigration talks that were already on a tenuous footing.

El Salvador, also facing an end to protected status for its 200,000 citizens living in the United States, sent a formal letter of protest to the usa government over the comments. Never said "take them out".

He later tweeted: "I don't believe the Democrats really want to see a deal on DACA".

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", Trump said.

Trump said, after lawmakers discussed restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal.

More and more countries and organizations are joining the worldwide chorus of condemnation of President Trump's racially-charged comments while speaking to lawmakers in the Oval Office on Thursday.

Trump's denial came among a series of other tweets in which he defended his immigration stance. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!", the President tweeted.

"I use those words advisedly", he goes on, "I understand how powerful they are".

Trump took to Twitter on Friday to deny using the vulgar term during a White House meeting Thursday on immigration.

In the House, Republicans have enough members to pass GOP-only legislation but the party's far-right wing has a lengthy list of demands that could make moderate members squeamish.

Haitian President Jovenel Moise's government issued a strongly worded statement denouncing what it called a "racist" depiction of Haiti. He also reportedly suggested that the United States should bring in more people from countries like Norway.

"The USA we know is one that was built with blood and sweat of African slaves and immigrants from all over". Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings said, "I condemn this unforgivable statement and this demeaning of the office of the presidency".