Mr Trump spoke during an Oval Office meeting on the eve of the anniversary of the 2010 quake, one of the deadliest disasters in modern history. In his message, Mahama referred to speech made by Trump to African leaders at the United Nations in September wherein in which he had praised their nations - but also mistakenly referred to a nonexistent country called "Nambia".
President Trump made the remark Thursday in a meeting with lawmakers on immigration.
Larrieux, one of the more than 20,000 Haitian TPS recipients in South Florida who now faces deportation, said she had given candidate Trump the benefit of the doubt.
What's most disturbing to me in addition to the racist comments is that the president is following through on those words with actual policy.
"We do not recall the president saying these comments specifically, but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest", the statement said.
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Republican leaders were largely silent, although House Speaker Paul Ryan said the vulgar language was "very unfortunate, unhelpful".
Others in the advisory group - the only known regular pipeline of religious feedback to the White House - spoke in support of the president, saying that his language may not have been acceptable but that his views are.
Trump past year ended DACA, which provided young immigrants with protection from deportation along with the ability to work legally in the U.S. He gave Congress until March to come up with a legislative fix.
Although we love to visit America, Mr. Trump, it is highly unlikely that Norwegians are going to flow into the United States to live.
This is not the first time Trump has sought to blame Democrats for the thorny debate over the immigration program, tweeting earlier this month that they were "doing nothing". Mr. Trump has tweeted a denial that he made this statement. I could tell you how I have spent an inordinate amount of time and energy, throughout my life, educating people about Haiti and disabusing them of the damaging, incorrect notions they have about the country of my parents' birth. It's outrageous that the President would have Americans believe that immigrants from certain countries are less deserving of an opportunity. Another major component of the plan is the inclusion of $1.6 billion for structures including a wall for border security.
"We can now say with 100% confidence that the president is a racist who does not share the values enshrined in our Constitution", congressman Luis Gutierrez said.
"The point is, if you have a Ph.D., I don't care what country you're from, we want you", Barry Bennett, a former Trump adviser, told The Hill newspaper. We must use our voices to ensure that our nation never returns to the days when ignorance, prejudice, and racism dictated our decision making.