Members of New York City's Haitian community agreed.
DACA is short for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
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. Under the policy, those immigrants are guaranteed protection and not at risk of expulsion from the country. "Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?" he reportedly asked.
Trump himself has pushed back hard against any suggestion that he's mentally unfit, this week declaring himself "a very stable genius". Trump had met with the Norwegian prime minister on Wednesday.
"President Trump denies using that language".
Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country.
He said the bill was a step backwards because it would force the United States "to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly".
'Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday, ' Graham said in a statement. There is no transcript or recording of that meeting.
Illinois Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin said Friday that Trump "said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly".
Similar sentiments were expressed by African nations, with the African Union saying it was "frankly alarmed" by the comments. "I've not read one of them that's inaccurate".
Almost a year into Trump's presidency, members of Congress are still struggling to relate to the unorthodox Trump and his spontaneous, often crude remarks.
Some African governments found themselves in a hard position.
Others condemned the US president's comments as inappropriate or racist. "They were unfortunate. We thought they were misguided", Altidor said.
Sylvester Odion Akhaine teaches worldwide relations at the Lagos State University in Nigeria.
Trump's comments came as Durbin was presenting details of the compromise plan that included providing $1.6 billion for a first installment of the president's long-sought border wall.
The United Nations' human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva that Trump's comments were "shocking and shameful". In his tweet, he admitted to using "tough" lanuage but denied using the word "s**thole".
Before the "shithole" controversy, former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt tweeted that, judging by Solberg's visit, "keys to success with Trump is personal charm, a solid trade deficit with the US and buying tons of USA military hardware".
Trump reportedly said. "Take them out". But Democrats were not the only ones objected.
"If that's not racism, I don't know how you can define it", Florida GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen told WPLG-TV in Miami. "Why do we need more Haitians?"
"This behaviour is unacceptable from the leader of our nation", she said in a statement. As always, I look forward to considering additional ideas that could make the proposal even better.