"I can not believe that in the history of the White House and that Oval Office any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday".
Various media outlets have reported that Mr Trump made the comments - specifically that he asked why he would want "all these people from shithole countries", instead of countries such as Norway - during a meeting in the White House on Thursday.
Trump denies he said anything derogatory during a bipartisan immigration meeting Thursday and denies saying he wanted Haitians out of the country.
The president has denied using the language, but one senator who was in the room says there was no doubt.
"I know the bipartisan proposal discussed at the White House can get a lot of support from both sides".
"If this report is true it is absolutely wrong to say or think this".
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Durbin said that for Graham "to confront the president as he did, literally sitting next to him, took extraordinary political courage and I respect him for it". Durbin said that one in particular, Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) confronted the president after he made the comments.
"The ambassadors and the charges will note what an honor it is to be in their posts and how much we value our relationship with the people of the nation where they represent us".
Trump's contemptuous blanket description of African countries startled lawmakers in the meeting and immediately revived charges that the president is racist. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" the president added.
But today, Senator Durbin was fronting the press to denounce Mr Trump's insulting terms for African countries and Haiti in a follow up meeting yesterday. President Donald Trump's words describing the glorious people of Africa, El Salvador and Haiti is far worse than mere insensitivity or even nationalism. People have come to this country from everywhere, and people from everywhere have made America great.
Rebecca Black, an immigration lawyer in Jacksonville, said the city has immigrants from all over the world, and they are closely watching the DACA issue. Numerous concessions that leading Democrats seem willing to make - from cutting diversity visas to chipping away at family visas - would be made on the backs of Black immigrants, people from Africa and the Caribbean who deserve these policies to remain intact as some of the few legal tools they have to immigrate to this country. Lindsay Graham and Sen.
"My colleague, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC spoke up and made a direct comment on what the president said".
Dr. Guy Crevecoeur said he is concerned about the impact those remarks will have on Haitian people across the country and beyond.