However Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said he heard Mr Trump use "racist" language.
African politicians labeled Trump a racist, while the United Nations human rights office also rejected the reported comments as "racist" and inciting xenophobia.
However, Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of IL told reporters on Friday that Trump had used the word "shithole" to describe foreign countries not once but several times during the discussion.
Trump then "said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist", Durbin said, adding that "shithole" was "the exact word used by the president, not just once but repeatedly".
"(Graham) spoke up and made a direct comment on what the president said", Durbin told reporters.
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine told Patty Wight of Maine Public Radio that the president should not denigrate citizens of other countries and that "it does not help us come up with a bipartisan approach to immigration". This has been taken as Trump's admission that he wants white immigrants instead of dark-skinned ones. I congratulate Botswana for showing the way.
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But in another tweet on Friday the president denied that he insulted Haitians.
Trump has "undermined the integrity of his office with impunity, has brought disrepute on the presidency with immunity, has betrayed his trust as president", Green's articles of impeachment read.
"I will be signing", he said in a Cabinet Room meeting Tuesday.
The pact also includes restrictions on immigrants' abilities to bring relatives to the US and termination of a visa lottery system that has helped gain entry for people from African and other diverse countries.
It was initially believed the president also called Haiti and El Salvador, countries also discussed during that meeting, "sh*thole countries". You know what? Personally, as someone from South Sh*thole, I'm offended, Mr. President because not only does he think brown countries are sh*tholes, he thinks, what?
According to one source familiar, Trump spent Thursday night calling supporters and doing a kind of victory lap over his comments. When I mentioned that fact to him, he said, 'Haitians? If those countries aren't as you described, Democrats should be happy to deport criminal aliens back to them.
In recent weeks, the Trump administration has been trying to limit the number of family members of immigrants who can enter the USA, and has moved to end the protected status of thousands already in the country. If such a system is ever implemented, it will probably shift the composition of our immigration away from Latin America and toward South and East Asia (not the Nordic countries).
Trump was quoted in the Washington Post as having said: 'Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?' during a discussion about immigration.