The U.S. granted temporary protected status (TPS) to Haitians after the quake.
As for the shithole comment, the White House didn't even bother to try to deny it this time around.
"We would not deign to make comments as derogatory as that about any country that has any kind of socio-economic or other difficulties", Duarte said, adding that much like their African counterparts, millions of U.S. citizens were affected by problems such as unemployment.
In a series of tweets yesterday, Mr Trump also suggested that momentum towards a deal on maintaining such protection had stalled.
The president responded on Twitter, saying the language he used at the DACA meeting was tough, but it was not the language he used.
Vulgar slur used by president projected onto Trump Hotel in Washington DC
Video footage posted on Twitter shows the word "SHITHOLE" and poop emojis projected on the wall of the hotel. An arrow, also apparently projected on the building, points to the arched doorway.
He later tweeted that he has "never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously a very poor and troubled country". According to a Pew poll from 2015, 89 percent of the country said they had a favorable view of America, though that number dropped to 59 percent when the same poll was conducted in 2017. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. The senator spoke with reporters on Friday in Chicago, Illinois.
The Washington Post first reported on Thursday that Trump had made the controversial remarks during an Oval Office meeting on immigration. "If that's not a mark of white supremacy, I don't know what is", reads another tweet.
"Given the historical reality of how African Americans arrived in the United States as slaves, and the United States being the biggest example of how a nation has been built by migration - for a statement like that to come is particularly upsetting", AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said.
Some African governments found themselves in a hard position.
The comments were recorded last fall, and Obama never explicitly mentioned Trump, but this has often been the former president's preferred tactic when criticizing his successor, with whom he has long butted heads.
Sylvester Odion Akhaine teaches worldwide relations at the Lagos State University in Nigeria. "I'm Don Lemon. The president of the United States is racist", Lemon memorably stated blankly. And for all of you who over the last few years who have uttered that exhausted, lazy, uninformed, uneducated, ignorant, response of calling me and others who point out racist behavior "racist"?
MP Jaguar faults Igathe, says he rushed things
Starehe Member of Parliament Charles Njagua aka Jaguar, is disturbed by the decision of Nairobi deputy governor Polycarp Igathe to resign .
Reactions in the U.S.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s nephew said Friday that he did not think that President Donald Trump was "a racist in the traditional sense" - but was more "racially ignorant or racially uninformed". But Democrats were not the only ones objected. In the House, Republicans have enough members to pass GOP-only legislation but the party's far-right wing has a lengthy list of demands that could make moderate members squeamish.
"Mr. President, are you a racist?" she asked.
Rep. Mia Love, R-UT, herself a daughter of Haitian immigrants, issued a statement asking for the president to apologize for his "unkind, divisive and elitist" language.
"In addition, the president singled out Haiti, telling lawmakers that immigrants from that country must be left out of any deal, these people said".
Then she laid into Trump.
Plane skids off runway in northern Turkey
There was panic; people shouting, screaming", one of the passengers, Fatma Gordu, told state-run news agency Anadolu . The cause of the incident was not known but an investigation is under way, the governor said.