The Nordic country, one of the richest in the world by GDP per capita, was a year ago named the happiest nation on the planet and is known for a cradle-to-grave welfare state funded in part by large reserves of oil and natural gas.
Trump denies using the term.
"The United States of America is a big country and the United States of America goes beyond just one man or one statement", she said.
Trump, who grew up in a Presbyterian family, shot back saying it was "disgraceful" for the pope to question his faith.
At first the White House did not deny that the remark was made. "2207520000.1515770106./1809656339066844/?type=3&theater">issued an official statement confirming that they'd called upon the USA ambassador there to not only express their displeasure at the implied insult directed at them, but also "enquired from the US Government through the Ambassador, to clarify if Botswana is regarded as a "shithole" country given that there are Botswana nationals residing in the US, and also that some of Botswana may wish to visit the US".
"I was not in the meeting with the President and do not know what was said, although (I) have every reason to believe President Trump when he says he did not make those comments".
"And when I mentioned that fact to him, he said, 'Haitians?".
But nearly immediately a senator who attended the meeting at which Mr Trump was alleged to have used the description said it was "the exact word used by the president - not just once but repeatedly".
Democrat members of Congress said the remark clearly showed Mr Trump was racist.
Rebuke: Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House and after Trump and Mike Pence, the third-most powerful Republican. rebuked the president for the words calling them "very unfortunate" and "unhelpful".
US Democratic congressman Luis Gutierrez called Trump "a racist who does not share the values enshrined in our Constitution".
Those who work at and visit the restaurant say they love their country, and they love America, but they are concerned about the rhetoric coming out of Washington, D.C.
Trump said, "Why do we want all these people from Africa here?"
"We're not going to take it from Mr. Trump".
Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country.
Altidor said the US chargé d'affaires in Haiti had been summoned to explain the reported comments.
"As individual Christians, we have a biblical responsibility to place the needs of others above our own, but as Commander-in-Chief, President Trump has the constitutional responsibility to place the interest of our nation above the needs of other countries". It is grotesque and we must endure it for another three or seven years, given that the Republicans have a stranglehold on power right now and are more invested in holding onto that power than working for the greater good of all Americans.
- There's an estimated 36,000 Haitians living in Central Florida and they're reacting to President Trump's comments about their country.