He elaborated on the way to dinner Sunday night with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., saying Democrats "don't want to help the DACA people". "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"
During an interview with "Good Morning Britain", co-hosted by Piers Morgan, Ivana commented on remarks from the president that many commentators say betrays Trump's racist worldview. "That I can tell you", he told reporters. (Some accounts have Trump using the S-word specifically for some African nations and adding the "Why do we want people from Haiti here?" immediately after).
US President Donald Trump's remark on Thursday referring to Africans and Haitians as coming from "sh*thole countries" has sparked a wave of controversy and condemnation worldwide. "We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful".
Trump had in a fit of anger lambasted immigrants, stating that they were coming from "shithole" countries, a statement that annoyed many concerned nations and generated serious criticisms from the African Union (AU) and others.
One of the other senators at the meeting, Republican Lindsey Graham, didn't deny that Trump used the words "shithole countries" but said he pushed back on comments he made.
Mr Trump was not apologetic and denied he was racist, instead blaming the media for distorting his meaning, said the confidant. Durbin said the remarks were "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content".
Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren said Trump's words had "struck at the dignity of Salvadorans".
Ivana Trump, who was married to the president between 1977 and 1992, also said she thought their daughter Ivanka Trump could become America's first female president. "They took responsibility. They made a mistake". "Do we need more Haitians?" "This is for anyone who may be taken aback by my comments: I don't really care if you are". But we are going to get involved.
Critics of the president blasted the vulgar comments made in the Oval Office..
"It was reiterated that relations between South Africa and the United States, and between the rest of Africa and the United States, must be based on mutual respect and understanding", said Monyela.