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The African Union has also said it was alarmed by President Trump's vulgar statement.

While Trump said he had used tough language in talking about immigration, he said he had not used the vulgar term to refer to Haiti - one of the countries reportedly denigrated.

On Thursday, Trump came under fire for questioning why the USA should permit immigrants from "shithole countries" during a meeting with lawmakers.

"Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?"

They have also included more detailed examinations of the heart, lungs, vision, cholesterol and blood glucose - but the White House said ahead of the check-up that Mr Trump would not undergo a psychiatric assessment.

The New York Times later reported the same comment, citing unnamed people with direct knowledge of the meeting.

On Friday, Trump seemingly denied using the widely reported offensive language.

"(Trump) is sending a coded message that he wants to return to the good old days, of slavery, the good old days of water hoses, the good old days of German Shepherds biting people fighting for their basic rights", Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said.

He added: "I am all the more dismayed by these statements that the United States is a unique example of the contribution of migration to national construction based on the values of diversity, tolerance and opportunity". "While Haitian immigrants typically arrive in the United States with lower levels of education and income than the general population, they sacrifice as parents to scrap and save and to ensure that their children can make the most of the opportunity to be here".

Hillary Clinton posted a response Friday to President Trump's "shithole countries" remark from an Oval Office meeting a day earlier.

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El Salvador slammed them as "deplorable".

The US President has provoked fresh controversy after allegedly asking a group of senators why the US had to allow in immigrants from "s***hole countries" in Africa and the Caribbean rather than from places like Norway.

Democrat members of Congress said the remark clearly showed Mr Trump was racist.

"You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "shitholes" whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome", Rupert Colville, spokesman for the United Nations human rights office, told reporters in Geneva.

The comment "truly flies in the face of accepted behaviour and practice", said Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for AU chief Moussa Faki.

After lawmakers raised the issue of protections for immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador, the president reportedly demanded to know why the United States should accept immigrants from shithole countries, rather than - for instance - wealthy and overwhelmingly white Norway. There is bipartisan support for some form of protection, but just how much and what immigration enforcements need to be added in exchange is what's being negotiated now.

The statement further said that Botswana wants clarification from Trump if he also included Botswana as "shithole" country regarding that they are Botswana nationals residing in the United States and that some U.S. residents may wish to visit Botswana.

This is not the first time Trump has rubbed Africans up the wrong way - he was widely derided past year after he twice referred to Namibia as "Nambia".

Many Africans reminded the U.S. of its historic role in the continent's woes. He did not specifically deny using the word "shithole".

He quoted Prof Philip Alston as saying: "In Alabama, I saw various houses in rural areas that were surrounded by cesspools of sewage that flowed out of broken or non-existent septic systems".

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