Rep. Mia Love, R-UT, herself a daughter of Haitian immigrants, issued a statement asking for the president to apologize for his "unkind, divisive and elitist" language.
Later, at 8:48 a.m., the president doubled down on his original statement.
"Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country", he tweeted.
"These are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States", said Colville during a news briefing in Geneva. Dr. Rodney Charitable is a design engineer in the defense industry and a Haitian immigrant who said the portrayal of his country is offensive. He wrote, "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel", he said, adding: "I've always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals.
Although the president denied making any derogatory comments, most in the Haitian community are not buying it.
GOP lawmakers 'do not recall' Trump's 'shithole' slur
There came a global shock with this crude remark that has ever imagined in a semi-public meeting by the president of America. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, a country that shares the island with Haiti .
James Hunder, the president of the Liberian Organization of the Piedmont, said he was surprised that Trump made the vulgar remark.
"I do appreciate their support and I'd like to continue their support and not be distracted by any false messages that can be propagated about Haitian people", he said. "I'm sorry but there is no other word for this but racist". Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems.
The president implied Friday morning on Twitter that maybe he should start recording meetings because there is no trust.
The American ideal is embraced by people all over the globe.
Senegal's foreign ministry also called in the US ambassador in Dakar to demonstrate its displeasure, a US State Department official said.
Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein said that the president has the right to "make whatever remark he chooses" and that it was the diplomats' duty to send the message to other countries that the US "cares greatly about the people that are there". "I have not read one of them that is inaccurate", Durbin said during a Friday news conference. "Take them out", Trump was quoted as saying.
Over the past few months, Comey - who was sacked by Trump in May a year ago - has become the king of the subtweet on Twitter, frequently throwing shade at the president over the political news of the day.