The president added that he wanted "a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level" and "safety and security" for Americans.
"Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday".
"People have come to this country from everywhere, and people from everywhere have made America great", McCain said in a statement.
Many Trump supporters on social media, once again, are calling the Haitian, African, South American comments as just more liberal PC and hate coming from the President's antagonists. It's not how a president should behave.
At a White House event during which he signed a proclamation to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Trump on Friday ignored shouted questions from a reporter who asked if is a "racist". The entirety of the presidency (almost a year, now) has been quite reflective of his beliefs which are, most often, in direct opposition to general opinion. The Dems will threaten 'shutdown, ' but what they are really doing is shutting down our military, at a time we need it most. Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning.
The group of senators had come to the White House to discuss a potential compromise on immigration.
The Washington Post first reported Trump's vulgar remarks Thursday.
Colville also expressed concern for previous remarks by Trump that had what he called racial undertones, including campaign events in which the then-candidate had called Mexican immigrants criminals and rapists, and Trump's response a year ago to a white supremacist march saying that "both sides" deserved blame. He was fuming about the latest bipartisan deal on immigration. "But for him to confront the president as he did - literally sitting next to him - took extraordinary political courage and I respect him for it".
Biden's former Senate colleague Durbin came back to confront the president on the record. It took courage for what he did, and, I made my own comments in response to it. "In reforming immigration we can not lose these American Ideals".
Among those condemning the comments were Hatian-American Republican Rep. Mia Love of Utah, who called the reported comments "unkind, divisive [and] elitist" and demanded that Trump apologize to Americans and nations he so 'wantonly maligned'. The President should not denigrate other countries'.
Jackson says he looks forward to providing additional details at a White House briefing Tuesday.
Rene Civil, a left-wing activist in Haiti, demanded the U.S. president apologise "before the entire African continent, as well as before Haiti, the country whose blood has been used by ancestors who have served with their minds and bodies to liberate the United States itself from slavery".