Reports say that during a meeting with members of Congress concerning immigration the president got upset when there was talk of immigrants from Haiti and African countries, saying, "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"
Trump has seemed to deny using those words but acknowledged on Twitter that he used "tough" language during White House negotiations this week with lawmakers on an immigration bill.
Mr Trump was reportedly open to deal but changed his position by the time of the meeting.
Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, said he would criticize anyone who would say something disparaging of other people, but he declined to specifically speak to Trump's comments. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, and Rep. Robert Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia - have not made public comments. But there was no indication that those four leaders were planning to meet over the long Martin Luther King Day federal holiday weekend or when they might produce legislation.
Durbin added: "He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly". "The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel", Graham said in a statement. Bob Goodlatte, (R-Va.) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), according to MSNBC.
The White House had made clear that Trump's examination would not include a psychiatric exam. Results of past presidential physicals have included basic data like weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
A group of Republican and Democratic senators has been working for months to craft legislation that would protect 700,000 young adults who were brought into the country illegally as children and later shielded from deportation under a program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
The US itself has its own problems such as unemployment among millions of people, inequality and non-access to healthcare for many poor people, Duarte said. Trump reportedly said, before suggesting that the US bring in more immigrants from countries like Norway. A large proportion of diversity visa lottery recipients come from African nations. Specifically, he whined that the US was mostly attracting immigrants from "shithole" countries.
El Salvador's government sent the United States a formal letter of protest that said the president had "implicitly" accepted the use of "harsh terms detrimental to the dignity of El Salvador and other countries". "We have consistently been portrayed as s*y people from s*y countries". "U.S. deeply respects the people of #Africa & values its partnerships with them".
At one time or another, just about any place from which anyone has emigrated to America has been referred to as what Donald Trump - the sitting president of the United States - referred to as "s-hole countries".
Speaking in London, Ont., Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he would not "opine on what the president may or may not have said" but called Canada a country of openness and respect.
Senior congressman Mike Simpson said: "The rhetoric just makes it more hard, and that's unfortunate".
Durbin also recounted a "heartbreaking moment" when Trump and others "scoffed" at his comments about the importance of family-based immigration.
"The American ideal is embraced by people all over the globe".
"Chain migration" as a term is offensive, Durbin said he told the president. "I support his views 100 percent, even though as a pastor I can't use that language".
The church says they have been working with refugees in Haiti since the island was struck by a 7.0 magnitude natural disaster that killed more than 220,000 people in 2010. Trump wasn't apologetic about the inflammatory remarks and denied he was racist, instead, blaming the media for distorting his meaning, the confidant said.
The African Union said in its statement that while it condemn Trump's remark, maintaining a dialogue with the president was necessary to help him better understand their continent.
The African Union said it was "frankly alarmed" by Trump's comments. I am a Haitian-American. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"