At their Oval Office meeting, two sources said, Trump questioned the value of taking immigrants from Haiti and African nations, and referred to them as "shithole countries". In 2017, the Nordic country was named the happiest nation on the planet and has a welfare state funded in part by large reserves of oil and natural gas.
"Trump has always been a racist, only a racist can use such foul language", said Nancy Mulenga, a student at the University of Zambia.
He adds that "this shows that the "loser immigrants" from yesterday's "shitholes" tend to turn into excellent, rich Americans after a few generations while their countries improve substantially".
In Nigeria, one resident in Lagos told Reuters "calling [every] African country shithole is really, really, very bad and I think every African country should just learn from this and probably just stay in their country and work with their resources".
Africans and Haitians come from "shithole" countries?
Trump on Friday denied using certain "language", but didn't offer more specifics.
Durbin added, "When the question was asked about Haitians. he said, 'Haitians?"
Graham's statement did not detail what Trump said or what Graham told the president in response.
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Critics have argued that Trump's favoring immigrants from white European countries over those who are black and brown, was unequivocally racist. Anderson Cooper said Trump's comments weren't "racial" or "racially charged", they were racist.
Trump said, "Why do we want all these people from Africa here?"
Trump, 71, underwent the evaluation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
"When we see fundamental indecency and immorality, especially in high places, we need to stand up and SAY SOMETHING", he tweeted.
Before the "shithole" controversy, former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt tweeted that, judging by Solberg's visit, "keys to success with Trump is personal charm, a solid trade deficit with the US and buying tons of USA military hardware".
UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said: "These are shocking and shameful comments from the president of the United States".
As president, Trump has not been to Africa on a state visit and his administration has not announced upcoming trips to the continent.
Trump reportedly said. "Take them out".
Reports of the president's language referring to people of colour from the other countries drew criticism from USA lawmakers of both major parties and critics overseas who said they could not be described as anything but racist.
"As individual Christians, we have a biblical responsibility to place the needs of others above our own, but as Commander-in-Chief, President Trump has the constitutional responsibility to place the interest of our nation above the needs of other countries".