"I am deeply appalled and saddened that my people have to deal with this blatant racism, and lack of respect", says Solages.
"It was a heartbreaking moment", Durbin said.
"It might happen once or twice without CNN executives being aware, but it wouldn't continue if they were not OK", former CNN executive Jon Klein said. "As a grandson of immigrants I believe that immigrants add greatly to American life and culture".
"All of you who over the last few years have uttered that exhausted, lazy, uninformed, uneducated response of calling me and others who point out racist behavior "racists, ' you know what you can go do?" The White House denied that the president made those remarks. "That's when he used these vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from 'shitholes.' The exact word used by the president, not just once, but repeatedly", he said. Some media outlets also reported that Trump said in reference to Haitians, "take them out".
And Haiti's US ambassador told the BBC that Haitians are not "simply immigrants who come here to take advantage of the U.S". "I think we held our own as best we could". I support the President's push for merit based immigration as well as resolving the DACA situation once and for all.
There was no mention at that time of the language that sources said Trump had used, details of which were soon leaked. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!" - referring to his remarks.
For his part, Durbin told the president, "I raised the point If you exclude Haitians from this group of temporary protected people, the conclusion is obvious". He has also considered recording all his meetings to prevent similar controversies in the future.
Leanne Manas, a news anchor for the South African Broadcasting Corporation, tweeted Friday morning, "Good morning from the greatest most handsome "s-thole country" in the world!"