He has been backed by two Republicans who were at the White House meeting, but Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said Mr Trump called African countries "shitholes" several times and used "racist" language.
Mulbah, who is in his 40s, came to the United States in the early 1990s, while he was still in his teens, with his family.
After the January 12, 2010 natural disaster, the USA came to Haiti's assistance and was the largest provider of aid.
"I kind of see his point, but I do think it's a little bit insensitive considering the situation in Haiti right now", Elizabeth Volmer said. "Most of us have assimilated, raised our kids here and are contributing and doing well".
According to the Post, Mr Trump told lawmakers the United States should instead be taking in migrants from countries like Norway, whose prime minister visited him a day earlier. Botswana, one of the most successful African countries, summoned the US ambassador to receive an official complaint. Another GOP attendee, South Carolina Sen.
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In a tweet Friday morning, Trump distanced himself from the reports. He called immigration "a attractive story of America " and said Africans in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin, are "incredible citizens".
The union also demanded that Trump formally retract the statement and deliver "an apology not only to the Africans but to all people of African descent around the globe". And with his use of derisive language at the Thursday meeting, it's an open question whether the compromise can be resuscitated. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!"
"He was very kind to the Haitians, he was very eloquent to them, and he was the first president to (have) ever visited Haitians, and he said he was going to be the champion of Haitians", Haitian-American Georges Sami Saati said. "Any suggestion otherwise is simply insulting and belies all the results he's delivered for minorities throughout this country". He then reportedly asked why the United States didn't bring in more immigrants from a country like Norway. Instead, Trump blamed the media for distorting his meaning, arguing his description of "shithole" was not racist but rather a straightforward assessment of some nations' depressed conditions.
African politicians and diplomats labelled US President Donald Trump a racist on Friday (local time) after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "s***hole" countries. Nigeria is one of the world's leading oil producers.
Graham continued: 'The American ideal is embraced by people all over the globe.
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While 40 percent of the world's poor live in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the International Monetary Fund, the region also has billionaires, reality shows and a growing middle class. Now it is just more obvious and in your face more.
"He loves it", a source familiar with the President's thinking said, describing Trump as relishing the sense he can take matters all the way to the edge without falling off.
"This is fear", Mulbah said. "Can we cut him off?"
Issac Settro, of Lawrenceville came to the U.S.in 1998, also from Liberia. He is now a USA citizen.
"I don't usually comment on certain items like this but it was profoundly disappointing that he would have such a distinct misunderstanding of the Haiti culture and people", he said. "May we continue to be that beacon of hope for the American Dream". "Can we take him off the screen?"
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