Mr Trump was not apologetic about his inflammatory remarks and denied he was racist, and instead blamed the media for distorting his meaning, according to his confidant.
The global community condemned the comments, which were corroborated by congressmen who had been in the room when Trump made the controversial remarks.
The U.S. leader has been under fire at home and overseas after he reportedly referred to Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting on an immigration deal with a group of bipartisan lawmakers at the White House on Thursday.
Trump's comments were allegedly made on Thursday at a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform. Day event in the Roosevelt Room, a reporter directly asked Trump to face up to his comments, the Hill reported.
"I think Trump is a good president for me", Mario Gonzalez, from Cuba, said.
Anthony Scaramucci, whose brief tenure as White House communications director ended shortly after his expletive-filled comments about his administration colleagues appeared in The New Yorker, said Trump "is not a racist".
Several other local officials are also speaking out about the President's comments.
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".
Ben Marter, a spokesman for Durbin, did not provide details of the conversation but said the senator was "encouraged" by Trump's reaction.
We agree with many priorities that Republicans in Washington have pursued this year.
After Trump was asked at Thursday's White House meeting if the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and Africa, the president reportedly questioned why people from "s***hole countries" are coming to America. "When it came to the issue of 'chain migration, ' I said to the president, 'Do you realize how painful that term is to so many people?' African Americans believe that they migrated to America in chains. Made up by Dems". "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"
In a statement it said it had asked the U.S. government, through its ambassador, to "clarify" if the derogatory remark also applied to Botswana given that there were Botswana nationals living in the United States and others who wished to go there.
The remarks were widely seen in the Norwegian capital as racially charged and at odds with the country's values of inclusivity.