Mr Trump has since denied that he had used such derogatory language, but he was condemned nonetheless in many African nations, as well as in Haiti and El Salvador, and by worldwide human rights organisations.
Trump's comments this week saw a plethora of pundits calling him a "racist". Trump specifically singled out immigrants from Haiti, saying "Why do we need more Haitians?"
Trump allegedly referred to Haiti and African nations as "s--hole" countries.
But given his previous call for a "Muslim ban" and other public statements, other experts aren't sure this latest comment makes much legal difference.
But they also thanked those Americans "from all walks of life who have condemned the remarks".
Botswana's foreign ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador in protest and called the comments "highly irresponsible, reprehensible and racist". When it came to the issue of, quote, "chain migration", I said to the president, do you realize how painful that term is to so many people?
So who's being protected by all this false timorousness - besides the person who said it?
The condemnation has not just been confined to those targeted by Mr Trump's comments, with world leaders denouncing the President's comments.
Special status given to about 59,000 Haitian immigrants, that has protected them from deportation following the 2010 quake, will end next year following a Trump administration ruling last month. Jimmy Kimmel expressed his disbelief over Trump's statements saying it was "unfathomable" it is that he's running our country.
"There are nearly 800,000 young DACA beneficiaries who are facing imminent deportation in March if we don't reach a deal", he said. "America is counting on you to defend human dignity by standing firm for our commitment to protect the persecuted".
He ignores the triumphs of immigrants who came from these countries.
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Some quickly made a decision to own the vulgar language. That, too, because recent immigrants are more likely to come from Asian or Latin American countries. He tweets that it would force the U.S.
Durbin said Friday that he had hoped for White House approval of the bipartisan deal. "Given historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the USA as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behaviour and practice", AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said.
"Trump is absolutely right", said Mamady Traore, a 30-year-old sociologist in Guinea.
Many listed their accomplishments, whether academically, socially or in the business world.
In Kenya, East Africa's economic hub, political activist Boniface Mwangi pleaded: "Please don't confuse the. leaders we Africans elect with our handsome continent".
Why might Trump, a man with a long history of racially insensitive and racist comments, be so quick to write off millions of black and brown people while showing preference for white ones?
In Washington and far-flung foreign capitals, United States officials launched into urgent clean-up mode, according to The Associated Press. Trump questioned at a White House meeting Thursday why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and Africa than from places like Norway.
Botswana summoned the United States ambassador to the country to "clarify if Botswana is regarded as a "shithole" country", according to a foreign ministry statement calling Trump's comments "irresponsible, reprehensible and racist".
In a series of tweets on Friday morning, Trump said the language used by him at the meeting was "tough, but this was not the language used", stressing that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians".
"Will they have to work extra hard to send it today?"
Words or actions could be characterized as racist, but the AP would have to show in its reporting that they are overtly based on race, he said.