Scholar offers historical context for president's alleged derogatory remarks

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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 quake in 2010 and has since returned to the country several times.

DACA is short for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Situations like this are undermining the United States' credibility around the world, alternately making it a laughing stock or a pariah. Under the policy, those immigrants are guaranteed protection and not at risk of expulsion from the country.

But Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, whom Durbin said had voiced objection to Trump's comments during the meeting, issued a statement that did not dispute the remarks.

The Washington Post reported on Thursday that the president made the remarks during an Oval Office meeting on immigration reform. The term suggests dirty or very poor. Plus, the White House has yet to officially deny the reports in a statement - and Hillary Clinton has plenty to say about it. While the president denies the wording of the comments, lawmakers who were inside the meeting insist he said them. The exact word used by the president. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!'

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.

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"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best", he said. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!", the President tweeted.

No tape is expected to be released as the comment was allegedly made in a private meeting, and it's unclear whether a recording even exists. Durbin told reporters in Chicago.

"Those sentiments and the way he handled the meetings are not going to bring Democrats closer to the president on substance", the aide said, adding that the comment gives "a glimpse into the reasoning why" the president rejected a deal after "Democrats met him more than halfway". "You have seen the comments in the press". "They don't usually turn on the TV and hear 's***hole.' On the other hand, I think some viewers appreciate we are not censoring it or dancing around it".

It continued: "Like other countries that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation".

The government in Botswana called Trump's comment "reprehensible and racist".

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Some African governments found themselves in a hard position.

Ndiang'ui is from Kenya and now teaches diversity and is concerned about the president's comments.

"Sisters of Mercy are present in numerous countries President Trump categorized as 'shitholes, '" the sisters said in a statement.

Sylvester Odion Akhaine teaches global relations at the Lagos State University in Nigeria.

"These are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the UNited states". "A racist is a racist in all sense of the word".

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