"Shithole was the exact word used once not twice but repeatedly", Mr Durbin was quoted to have said.
He later tweeted that he has "never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously a very poor and troubled country".
The president implied Friday morning on Twitter that maybe he should start recording meetings because there is no trust.
"In addition to being insulting to us, more importantly it's quite disrespectful and insulting to the people that we're trying to help and the friends and colleagues that we've made there over the last eight years", Furey said in an interview.
Special status given to about 59,000 Haitian immigrants, that has protected them from deportation following the 2010 quake, will end next year following a Trump administration ruling last month. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), told MSNBC that Graham confronted Trump on his remarks.
In the event that you had any lingering doubts that President Donald Trump is a racist, it's time to throw away that uncertainty.
The African Union (AU), an organisation which promotes cooperation on the continent, said it was alarmed by Trump's "very racist" comments.
During a bipartisan meeting on immigration reform Thursday President Donald Trump fumed about the US accepting immigrants from "shithole" countries. News reports said Trump declared he would rather accept people from places like Norway than Africa.
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". It noted that Trump's comments had immediately sparked "controversy and indignation".
Rush, who has sponsored articles of impeachment and plans to sponsor articles to censure the president, said Trump had "stooped to a new level" with his comments. They are not presidential, they undermine USA foreign relations and they do not reflect Americas values.
Ah, so it's not that Trump is opposed to all immigration, just immigration from people who aren't white. "America deserves better, and when I'm governor, I'll protect immigrant families and make IL a welcoming state for all".
Despite the back and forth regarding Trump's reported remarks, several lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have decried the language and condemned the comments.