Responding to Trump's Thursday comments, Congressman Luis Gutierrez said, "As an American, I am ashamed of the President".
According to reports Trump expressed frustration behind closed doors with people coming to the U.S. from places such as Africa and Haiti. "The White House must immediately explain the situation and leave no doubt regarding what was said and in what context", he added. Trump reportedly said, suggesting suggested the USA could benefit more from immigration from countries such as Norway.
When asked about whether Mr Trump made the comments, White House spokesman Raj Shah neither confirmed nor denied the remarks.
"He will always reject temporary, weak, and unsafe stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans, and undercut immigrants who seek a better life in the United States through a legal pathway", the statement concluded.
Politicians at the bipartisan Oval Office pow-wow were left bewildered by the remark, according to the report.
The comments were reminiscent of ones the president made a year ago in an Oval Office meeting with Cabinet officials and administration aides, where he complained about admitting Haitians to the country, saying that they all had AIDS, as well as Nigerians, who he said would never go back to their "huts", according to officials who heard the statements in person or were briefed on the remarks by people who did.
"His decision to use profanity to describe African, Central American and Caribbean countries is not only a low mark for this President, it is a low point for our nation", the black civil rights group said in a statement.
Mr Trump specifically questioned why the USA would want to admit more people from Haiti.
The president's reported remarks sparked condemnation from both sides of the aisle.
And of course, there's no reason for Trump's administration to deny that he said it. "I would not talk about nations like this, because I believe the people of those countries are made in the image of God and have worth and human dignity". Trump came under fire from conservatives earlier this week for seeming to suggest he would be open to a comprehensive immigration reform deal without money for a border wall, before he quickly backtracked.
Americans of other generations wondered why the country should welcome legions of German immigrants like Trump's paternal grandfather, Friedrich.
The president was meeting with a handful of lawmakers to discuss how they might reach an immigration deal.
After the meeting, Marc Short, Trump's legislative aide, said the White House was nowhere near a bipartisan agreement on immigration.