But Democratic Senator Dick Durban who was in the meeting with Trump has said the comments were made.
"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best". (In his statement on the Access Hollywood tape, Trump also said, "Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course.") Suddenly, we're all just supposed to accept that this is how "real men" talk. What this episode also does is shatter the endless euphemisms and dissembling that Trump and his allies have employed to obscure a related truth: That the nationalism at the core of Trumpism is heavily driven by a reactionary backlash to the current ethnic and racial mix of the USA population - it is white nationalism, despite all the what-me-racist protestation to the contrary.
"The idea that if you're from a country that is a failing country, that somehow predicts or forecloses you from being able to succeed as an immigrant, I've never heard of anything like that", Meissner said.
While demanding a "retraction and an apology" from Trump, the 54 countries also thanked those Americans "from all walks of life who have condemned the remarks". But neither he nor the White House disputed the most controversial of his remarks: using the word "s--hole" to describe Africa nations and saying he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead.
"On this pale blue dot Earth that we call home, the Haitian people are our neighbors, to whom our support is both the policy of a great America as it is a sacred duty", Sean wrote.
"The President is in excellent health", said Jackson after he conducted the first physical exam of the 45th President of the United States. But it can no longer be denied that Trump opposes the deal at least in part because it does not do enough to resist or roll back ongoing racial and demographic trends.
"If confirmed these are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States".
Mr Durbin said that when Mr Trump was told that the largest groups of immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) were from El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti, the president responded: "Haitians?" "Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?" he reportedly asked.
"There is a serious need for dialogue between the US Administration and the African countries".
Some Nigerians did not hold back, with many on Twitter saying their country was a "shithole", but that it was "our shithole" to criticise.
"Unless it was specifically said about South Sudan, we have nothing to say", South Sudan government spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny told the AP.
Dick Durbin of IL, the Senate' s No. 2 Democrat, explained that as part of that deal, a lottery for visas that has benefited people from Africa and other nations would be ended, the sources said, though there could be another way for them to apply.
However Juba businesswoman Jenny Jore, 31, told AFP that Trump's remarks were "on point".
AP photo President Donald Trump arrives to an event Friday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.
Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" monologue also took on Trump's latest controversy.
The African Union said Trump's statement "flies in the face of all accepted behavior and practice, " the Associated Press reported.