"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", Trump insisted in a series of Friday (local time) morning tweets. Mr. Trump said, according to several news accounts, including The Washington Post.
Haitians reacted with outrage Friday to reports of Mr. Trump's remarks.
Like Trump, Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida is a member of the Republican Party.
"The AU mission condemns the statement in the strongest terms and demands a retraction of the comment as well as an apology to not only the Africans but to all people of African descent across the globe".
"His comments solidified his position that he doesn't want any Haitians here in the country", Adams said.
What exactly did Trump say? The comment degraded immigrants from Haiti and other African countries. On Friday (local time) the President tweeted that his language was "tough" but insisted he did not say anything derogatory about Haiti aside from noting it's a poor country.
The program extends legal protections to 800,000 immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children. How are they doing once they get here? "So I don't believe in him", Brhe told ABC11. They are all talk and no action. I've not read one of them that's inaccurate.
Trump's remarks have prompted two top House Democrats to announce the introduction next week of a censure resolution of Trump.
The comments were "clearly" racist, Kalondo said, but stressed the USA was "much stronger than the sum total of one man".
"It's one thing to ask if he's a racist and that's OK, but the next thing is, since this continues to happen there needs to be something to dynamic, some kind of leverage", Ryan said. He is far from it.
But he added that the words attributed to him were "not the language used".
The US government should remember the good deeds of Salvadorans, such as "their contribution to the reconstruction of the Pentagon after the bad terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as their efforts during reconstruction of New Orleans after devastating hurricane Katrina,"states the official note of protest issued by El Salvador's government".