Trump's statements, first reported by The Washington Post, have drawn widespread outrage.
"When the question was raised about Haitians, for example, we have a group that have temporary protected status in the United States because they were the victims of crises and disasters and political upheaval". At least one more African leader spoke up on Saturday.
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday said Donald Trump's reported description of African nations as "shithole countries" was unacceptable, while his predecessor branded the U.S. head of state a racist. The president, according to a White House official, also suggested he would be open to more immigrants from Asian countries because he felt they help the United States economically.
"Shithole was the exact word used once not twice but repeatedly", Mr Durbin was quoted to have said. "That was the nature of this conversation", Durbin said. During a 2016 campaign event in Miami, he said "the Haitian people deserve better" and told the audience of Haitian-Americans he wanted to "be your greatest champion, and I will be your champion".
In 2009 Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, chose Ghana's capital Accra to set out his foreign policy goals for Africa in a speech in which he said he saw Africa "as a fundamental part of our interconnected world".
More and more countries and organizations are joining the global chorus of condemnation of President Trump's racially-charged comments while speaking to lawmakers in the Oval Office on Thursday. "Haitians should not be seen as a bunch of immigrants who come to the United States to exploit USA resources".
"Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and United States of America would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly", Trump wrote.
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Durbin said that he was in the process of describing the protections granted to immigrants from certain countries which have endured natural disasters or other devastation, including Haiti, where a 2010 quake killed hundreds of thousands of people. "Never said 'take them out'".
Graham and Durbin laid out the details of their proposed legislation.
A UN Human Rights spokesman criticised Mr Trump's reported comments as "shocking and shameful". He tweeted, "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!"
In a tweet on Friday, Airbnb singled out Haiti, highlighting the nation's attractive Caribbean scenery as a possible travel destination for the app's users.
Trump seems to be defending himself against the furor over his vulgar words to describe African countries.
Trump specifically questioned why the USA would want to admit more people from Haiti, according to Durbin. On Monday, the department took that same action against immigrants from El Salvador, another country reportedly mentioned at an immigration meeting Thursday.
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