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Mr Trump said he would prefer to take in migrants from nations like Norway, whose prime minister he met on Wednesday US President Donald Trump's reported description of immigrants from Africa, Haiti and El Salvador as coming from "shithole countries" has sparked global condemnation.
Mr Trump, however, denied using the words attributed to him, saying "this was not the language" he used in a meeting about immigration.
He is reported to have told lawmakers the US should be taking in migrants from countries like Norway, whose prime minister had just visited, according to US media.
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Many have called for Mr Trump to apologise over his remarks which they say are racist.
The United Nations human rights office called the reported comments "shocking and shameful".
"I'm sorry but there is no other word for this but racist", a spokesman in Geneva said.
The African Union (AU) said it was "frankly alarmed" by Mr Trump's statement.
"Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behaviour and practice," AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo told the Associated Press news agency.
Rene Civil, a left-wing activist in Haiti, demanded the US president apologise "before the entire African continent, as well as before Haiti, the country whose blood has been used by ancestors who have served with their minds and bodies to liberate the United States itself from slavery".
In Nigeria, one resident in Lagos told Reuters news agency: "Calling [every] African country shithole is really, really, very bad and I think every African country should just learn from this and probably just stay in their country and work with their resources."
In South Africa, ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte said: "Ours is not a shithole country and neither is Haiti or any other country in distress. And it is extremely offensive for President Trump to make statements about other countries that are really not complimentary of the US's position or policy positions on those countries. "
UK Prime Minister Theresa May does not agree with Mr Trump's reported characterisation of nations in Africa as "shithole countries", her office said.
A spokesman declined to comment on "alleged private remarks". But asked if Ms May viewed the countries Mr Trump was referring to as "shitholes", the spokesman replied: "No."
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