New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, said "Donald Trump's obscene, disgusting, racist comments about the nations of the world, and the people who come to America from those nations, left me appalled, but not shocked".
Republican lawmakers who were in the Thursday meeting generally sidestepped questions about precisely what Trump said.
Trump a year ago ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided young immigrants with protection from deportation along with the ability to work legally in the United States.
"I've said all along the president many times says what people are thinking", Republican Rep. Jim Renacci, a candidate for Senate in OH, told Fox News. "Why don't we get more people from Norway?'" Durbin told reporters in Chicago.
In December of that year, when he called for a travel ban barring all Muslim travelers from the U.S.
Former senior U.S. diplomat Nicholas Burns tweeted that the "damage overseas from Trump's ignorant and racist remarks can't be exaggerated". In the 1970s, the federal government twice sued Trump's real estate company for favoring white tenants over blacks.
After the Thursday meeting at the White House - and a few hours before The Washington Post reported news of Trump's "shithole" remarks - Graham was calm and composed when speaking with reporters about how his pitch had gone over with the president and his colleagues.
In response to President Trump's reportedly calling Haiti and regions in Africa "shithole countries", USA immigrants are sharing their inspiring résumés on Twitter. But what has been a fairly routine exam for previous presidents has taken on outsized importance in the age of Trump, given the tone of some of his tweets, comments attributed to some of his close advisers and Trump's recent slurring of words on national TV. That, in turn, is feeding a misunderstanding that concessions on spending will buy a better deal on immigration, the person added. You have a certain responsibility, a certain decorum that you need to conduct yourself in public with.
"Democrats and Republicans in the Senate made a proposal".
The 6-foot-3 Trump weighed 236 pounds (107 kilograms), and his body mass index, or BMI, of 29.5 put him in the category of being overweight for his height. "You kept booking him for more interviews".
It said the "remarks dishonour the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity".
Some Republicans were also unhappy.
Trump made the comment on the eve of the eighth anniversary of an quake that killed more than 200,000 people in Haiti in 2010.
Love continued, "This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation".
Graham and Durbin are leading efforts to codify protections for so-called "Dreamers", immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children. "They are all talk and no action", Trump tweeted.
The mounting total is a policy reversal for Republicans, who until recently insisted that welcoming new arrivals was vital not just to the fabric of American life but in boosting the domestic economy.
He said Mr Trump used the most vulgar term "more than once". "If he can dare to do that, I would be proud on that day that our president honored Dr. King by not doing things that are offensive". The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel. "It's disheartening that someone who is the leader of the free world would use such demeaning language to talk about other folks, referring to folks of color".
Trump eventually denied that he singled out Haitians and rejecting reports that he told the group of lawmakers the United States should "take them out" of the deal.
His description of Mexican immigrants as "rapists and murderers". "The President will only accept an immigration deal that adequately addresses the visa lottery system and chain migration, two programs that hurt our economy and allow terrorists into our country". Not the country that has never elected a woman president.
The scene played out hurriedly in the morning. "What about the higher problem of what do we do about border security and DACA?"
Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton and Georgia Sen. White House and Hill aides say Stephen Miller, the president's top immigration official, was concerned there could be a deal proposed that was too liberal and made sure other conservative lawmakers were present. The bill also includes numerous border security measures on Trump's wish list.
"We have seven days and the clock is ticking".