According to The Washington Post, the group was discussing immigration and visa lottery system when Trump asked why the United States would want immigrants "from all these sh-thole countries" like Haiti and African nations instead of countries like Norway.
"President Trump made remarks which were obscene, racist and vile", said the Florida Democratic Party, calling the silence from GOP gubernatorial candidates Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis "alarming" and "deafening".
"I can not imagine that in the history of [the Oval Office], that hallowed room, where the president of the United States goes to work every day, there has ever been a conversation quite like that".
Trump, without a hint of contrition, tried in a tweet Friday morning to deny he ever made the remarks.
Trump is reacting on Twitter Friday, after reports that he questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "s***hole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway.
The African Union said in its statement that while it condemn Trump's remark, maintaining a dialogue with the president was necessary to help him better understand their continent.
"We would not deign to make comments as derogatory as that about any country that has any kind of socio-economic or other difficulties", Duarte said, adding that much like their African counterparts millions of USA citizens were affected by problems such as unemployment.
China's trade with North Korea dropped sharply in 2017
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Marine Corps and the State Department , wrote in a December 27 letter that he can no longer comfortably serve under Trump . Ambassador to Panama John Feeley has resigned, saying he can no longer faithfully serve President Donald Trump .
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In the wake of Trump's comments, attention has shifted away from the contents of a proposed DACA deal to a statement many view as racist.
"Language like that shouldn't be heard in locker rooms and it shouldn't be heard in the White House", she said.
She continued by noting that she's been to Haiti, and that it is a attractive country where her family is now building a learning and medical center.
"We have been here for a long time and have contributed to what the United States is today".
Mr Trump's alleged comment has caused a backlash among Haitians and people across Africa.
When Ryan asked her in February if he planned to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus, he replied: "I'll tell you what, do you want to set up the meeting?" he said. The newspaper also repeated the claim first reported in a New York Times story in December that Trump had said once Nigerians immigrants had seen America, they would never "go back to their huts". It's incumbent on everyone as global citizens, he said, to challenge the president's views on countries outside the USA, especially those that are poor in and need.
In a statement after Trump's comments were first reported, the White House did not deny them.
"(I) have known many fine Haitians - including a former governor general of Canada", Campbell said in a tweet.
Trump on Thursday rejected a pitch from a bipartisan team of senators on a compromise immigration deal to protect DACA participants while increasing border security.