Regarding Trump's alleged remarks, in a statement to The Washington Post, a White House spokesperson didn't directly address Trump's comments, which haven't been denied by White House officials, but instead defended the president's immigration policy.
Scatological comment projected on wall of Trump Hotel Saturday night, apparently by Robin Bell, who has been credited with similar acts previously.
But Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said Trump had specifically asked, "Do we need more Haitians?" before launching into a diatribe about African immigration.
The projection also displayed the word "shithole" and a stream of poop smiley-face emojis ().
"This is not normal", a segment of the display read, along with messages to "stay vigilant" and "#resist".
It came after "shithole president" was projected onto San Francisco's Federal Building on Friday night (12 January) and "f**k Trump" was seen on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Monday. "(Both of those messages also appear in the most recent projection.) That same month, Bell projected "#SessionsMustGo" and "I thought the KKK was OK until I learned that they smoked pot" on the Department of Justice building, in reference to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Trump apparently told the lawmakers that the United States should instead take in more people from countries like Norway, the report further said.
Earlier, Trump flatly denied on his Twitter the comments he reportedly made with regard to immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador, raising the question of why they should be more likely accepted in the U.S. than, for instance, newcomers from well-off Norway.
The leaders had been meeting to discuss immigration reforms, and Haiti in particular was a subject of discussion following the Trump administration's decision to revoke temporary protected status from Haitians, who had sought the legal protections following the 2010 quake that devastated the country.