Mr Trump continued: "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians".
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The bipartisan immigration deal has been a hot-button issue, and lawmakers are working to come up with a plan. Similar criticism has come from leaders in Haiti, El Salvador and the African Union continental body; Botswana's government called Trump's comment "reprehensible and racist" and South Africa's ruling African National Congress called it "extremely offensive".
U.S. diplomats serving in Haiti and African countries have been briefed to convey Washington's respect if they are summoned to explain President Donald Trump's alleged insults. Trump met this week with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. He once said that Haitians "all have AIDS", The White House denied that remark.
"Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country", Trump added in a follow-up tweet. The world is witnessing a new low today with this #S-tholeNations remark! totally unacceptable! uncalled for moreover it shows a lack a respect and IGNORANCE never seen before in the recent history of the USA by any President!
Paul Ryan says Trump's slur against African countries is 'unfortunate, unhelpful'
Salvador Sánchez, the president of El Salvador, said Trump's words had "struck at the dignity of Salvadorans". In recounting the meeting, Durbin suggested that Trump's "shitholes" slur was aimed at African nations.
DACA protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation.
"President Trump's racist comments about immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and countries in Africa are absolutely sickening, even for him", her statement reads. But it wasn't just Democrats objecting.
Many advocates said the comments shed light on why the Trump administration last fall stripped Haitians of Temporary Protected Status - specialized protection granted to people from countries experiencing significant turmoil - in which it would be unsafe for its citizens to return.
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