Mr Durbin said he told Mr Trump the word "chain migration" - used by opponents of immigration to describe people sponsoring family members to join them in the U.S. - was "painful" for many African-Americans whose ancestors had arrived in the United States as slaves.
"We know he's a racist".
What Trump does not understand or refuses to admit is that thousands of immigrants from African nations and even Haiti make huge contributions to the United States. He also claimed the deal would force the U.S. to "to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly", but did not offer any specifics or evidence.
"Haitians don't deserve such treatment", said Paul Altidor, the Haitian ambassador.
And Haiti's USA ambassador told the BBC that Haitians are not "simply immigrants who come here to take advantage of the U.S".
Durbin said when the issue of Temporary Protective Status for Haitian immigrants in the US was raised, the president responded "Haitians".
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"This is very much a vile and disgusting comment coming from the president of the United States", he added.
Rep. Al Green (D-Tx.), who previously introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump, said in a tweet that "Congressional condemnation of racist bigotry is not enough" and stated that he would once again force a vote on the House floor to impeach Trump.
Trump has since denied making the disparaging remarks against the countries, and also denied reports he called for excluding Haitians from discussions on providing protected status for some immigrants, according to a news report Friday from CNN.
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In 2016, in response to a question about then-candidate Trump's views on immigration and his intention to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, Francis said a man with such views was "not Christian".