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Trump reportedly made the remarks at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday and a United States senator who attended the gathering said on Friday that the president used "vile, vulgar" language, including repeatedly using the word "s***hole".

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".

The White House did not initially deny the remark on Thursday, but Trump suggested in a tweet Friday that the "shithole" comment was "not the language used". Trump later denied using the vulgar phrase, but said he used "tough" language at the meeting.

On Friday, Mr Trump on Friday tweeted that his language he used at the private meeting with lawmakers to discuss immigration legislation had been "tough".

Haitian-American TV anchor Alisha Laventure - who reports for the Dallas, Texas ABC affiliate - had strong words for President Donald Trump after he reportedly called the country her parents immigrated from a "shithole", as well as other developing nations.

"They have not often had the government the people deserve, but that does not make them the country the president described", Clinton wrote.

"(The President) said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist.

"Haitians don't deserve such treatment", said Paul Altidor, the Haitian ambassador.

Haitians and Africans in Maryland say they don't think they should be written off.

"There is no other word one can use but racist", spokesman Rupert Colville said.

"I'm Don Lemon. The president of the United States is racist", Lemon memorably stated blankly. "Probably should record future meetings". "Haitians should not be seen as a bunch of immigrants who come to the United States to exploit USA resources".

Nonetheless, Mr Trump vigorously defended his stance on immigration, insisting that he wanted a merit-based system of immigration.

"Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and US would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly".

"When you're doing that well and you have that many accomplishments, don't you want people to be talking about your accomplishments?"

Orange County Commissioner Victoria Siplin, who is of Haitian ancestry, said Friday that Trump is misinformed about the island nation, the first independent country founded by freed slaves.