The silver lining of Trump's vulgar immigration remarks

The President has drawn sharp criticism since he was reported to have called African countries "shitholes" while discussing immigration with lawmakers Thursday.

She also believes Trump calling for more Norwegians in place of Haitian, African, and Central-American immigrants is a display of racism. "I think he is a racist".

Hillary Clinton hit back at her former political opponent Donald Trump, accusing the man who beat her of holding "ignorant, racist" views.

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) was not among the lawmakers in the White House meeting, but tweeted Friday that he heard about Trump's comments "directly following the meeting by those in attendance".

While the White House never denied Trump used an obscenity to talk about immigrants of color, the president denies it.

Trump insisted in a tweet on Friday that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country". Trump wasn't apologetic about the inflammatory remarks and denied he was racist, instead, blaming the media for distorting his meaning, the confidant said.

Biden apologized after a 2007 comment where he said of then-Senator Barack Obama: 'I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", Trump said, apparently referring to the remarks quoted by The Washington Post and The New York Times. "I think they talk about DACA but they don't want to help the DACA people".

Trump has also called for ending the chain migration, the fastest and easiest way to gain legal entry into America, through sponsorship by a family member who is already a legal resident or citizen of the US. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately no trust". So I think he has no idea what he's talking about.

He blamed Democrats for failing to reach a deal on DACA, the Obama-era policy that offers protection for children who were brought to the US illegally.

In follow-up polling, 76 per cent said Trump's comments on USA immigration from Africa and Haiti were inappropriate. I don't know if they were taken - I wasn't in the room.

He said he was eager to make a deal on DACA but said that Democrats were not interested in serious security reforms that he wanted to include, like the wall.

But the president has stuck with a vague denial that he used such language, and so far has made no move to apologise, hurting prospects for a deal on DACA and making life uncomfortable for Republicans as they look ahead to mid-term elections this year.

The president's reportedly harsh comments about Africa and Haiti angered Democrats and were also condemned by a number of Republicans - throwing some doubt on Congress' willingness to make an immigration deal with the White House at this time.

"Trump has always been a racist, only a racist can use such foul language", said Nancy Mulenga, a student at the University of Zambia.