Haitians at home and overseas were stunned, and Internet message boards and radio stations were flooded with angry and anguished comments. When Haitians' protected status came up, Durbin said Trump responded "Haitians?"
Mr Trump's comments came as Mr Durbin was presenting details of the compromise plan that included providing 1.6 billion United States dollars (£1.2 billion) for the first instalment of the president's long-sought border wall.
Commentators suggest Trump used Norway as an example of a non-shithole country only because he recently met with the country's President Erna Solberg.
President Nana Addo's comments came hours after former President Mahama described President Trump as racist for his remarks.
In September 2016, Mr. Trump's personal doctor, Harold N. Bornstein, said Mr. Trump took low-dose aspirin and a statin drug to help lower his cholesterol.
Two Republicans have issued statements directly addressing what Trump said or didn't say at the meeting, except that they said they couldn't attest to it.
The South Carolina Republican, who was on hand Thursday for the president's remarks, released a statement Friday afternoon explaining that he "said my piece directly to (Trump)".
"I don't believe the Democrats really want to see a deal on DACA".
Trump reportedly made the remark as Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from IL, was explaining the outlines of an agreement reached by six bipartisan senators that would protect almost 800,000 young immigrants from deportation as well as bolster border security, according to the Washington Post. "He said those hate-filled words". The most "tough" thing at the scandalous meeting was the "outlandish proposal" made by the bipartisan group on DACA, he added. "Then the influencer said you also need to call the telephone company, tie up the lines and call the telephone company talking about 'I need to have my global phone plan include S-hole'".