>> Harsh words from the American president sparking outrage across the globe. At issue reports that during a meeting at the White House Thursday on immigration, Donald Trump asked, quote, why do we want all these people from Africa here? They're shithole countries. We should have more people from Norway.
A source says he then went on to question the need for Haitians in the US. This after lawmakers were apparently describing temporary protected status programs that give safe haven to people from countries hit by civil conflict or natural disasters. United Nations Human Rights Office on Friday slammed Trump's comments as racist.
>> These are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States. Sorry but there's no other word one can use but racist. You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as shitholes whose entire populations who are not white are therefore not welcome.>> Residents in Nairobi were insulted.
>> I am honestly so shocked. Shit countries? Has he ever been to this country to call it a shit country? Seriously, has he seen the achievements that Africans have done in his country?>> Lawmakers, mostly Democrats, slammed the President after his remarks. A Republican congresswoman, Mia Love, a daughter of Haitian immigrants, said the comments were, quote, unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation's values.
After the White House did not deny the account, on Friday the President issued a sort of denial non-denial, tweeting, quote, the language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used.