Trump's reported comments were also taken personally by Dr. Andrew Furey, an orthopedic surgeon in St. John's, N.L., and founder of Team Broken Earth, a group of medical professionals who responded to the Haitian natural disaster in 2010 and has since returned to the country several times.
DACA is short for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
However, Republican Sen. Tim Scott, the junior senator from SC, told the Charleston Post and Courier that Graham told him the reported comments are "basically accurate". The term suggests dirty or very poor.
Trump wrote on Twitter early Friday.
But nearly immediately a senator who attended the meeting at which Mr Trump was alleged to have used the description said it was "the exact word used by the president - not just once but repeatedly". "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!"
On Friday morning, Trump tweeted that he used "tough" language at the meeting, but not the reported vulgarity. "That's when he used these vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from 'shitholes.' The exact word used by the president, not just once, but repeatedly", he said. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians.
The president said at the White House that "love was central" to the slain civil rights leader. Center for Non-Violent Social Change spoke with CNN on Friday.
Trump, on the other hand, vehemently denies making the comment or using the insulting language during Thursday's meeting. "I have not read one of them that's inaccurate". Senate colleague Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) said that Graham told him that the reports concerning the insults were "basically accurate". It noted that Trump's comments had immediately sparked "controversy and indignation".
Some African governments found themselves in a hard position.
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Sylvester Odion Akhaine teaches global relations at the Lagos State University in Nigeria.
Immigration legislation has become time-sensitive because when Trump ended the DACA program in September he gave Congress six months to come up with a legislative solution before announcing that deportations would begin.
"Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behaviour and practice", AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said on Friday.
Many social media users accused the president of being a "pathological liar" with one person saying: "Nobody believes you Trump!"
Reactions in the U.S. But Democrats were not the only ones objected.
Akufo-Addo's predecessor, John Dramani Mahama, also criticized Trump's comments Saturday.
Botswana said it had summoned the United States ambassador to that country to "express its displeasure" and had asked him whether Botswana "is regarded as a "sh**hole" country". "Why do we need more Haitians?"
Then she laid into Trump.
The president's latest comments drew reactions from overseas on Friday.
"Part of what makes America so special is that we welcome the best and brightest in the world, regardless of their country of origin", Hatch added. George Grow was the editor.