Haiti Volunteer to President Trump

"And it also does not help us come up with a bipartisan approach to immigration for him to make comments like that", she says.

On Thursday, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Politico and the Wall Street Journal all reported the alleged comments, quoting witnesses or people briefed on the meeting.

Earlier, the government of Botswana had announced that it had summoned the U.S. ambassador to explain Trump's comments, reportedly made on Thursday at a White House meeting on immigration.

Mr. Trump's reported remarks came as both Republican and Democratic lawmakers visited him on Thursday to propose a deal on immigration.Mr. Trump was said to have told them that instead of granting temporary residency to citizens of countries hit by natural disasters, war or epidemics, USA should be taking in migrants from countries like Norway.

The comments came during discussions about protecting immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and African countries, who would be affected by the removal of the Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, program. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!" the president tweeted. I have said repeatedly, 'I can't look into Donald Trump's heart and I can't say he's a racist.' I can say now: "Donald Trump is a racist".

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The president implied Friday morning on Twitter that maybe he should start recording meetings because there is no trust.

Trump, apparently upset with aspects of the deal that only curtailed the visa lottery programme by 50 per cent instead of completely eliminating it, questioned why the United States should be taking people from "shithole countries", The Washington Post reported, citing unnamed people briefed on the meeting. The comments, allegedly made by Trump, have also prompted widespread accusations of racism and disrespect towards other nations. "Probably should record future meetings". His bigotry cannot be hidden, and even the most staunch defenders of Trump can no longer legitimately state that he doesn't hold racist attitudes.

U.S. President Donald Trump implied on Friday the language he used during the meeting on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was "tough" but he didn't use the infamous "shithole countries" term. "Never said 'take them out".

"I want a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level", Trump noted, adding: "I want safety and security for our people".

A spokesman for the United Nations said Friday that Trump's reported words were racist. The policy change could affect almost 60,000 Haitians who fled to the US following a devastating quake in 2010.

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