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Melinda Barton | 17 January, 2018, 08:00

Republican Rep. Mia Love discussed immigration with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office for half an hour Tuesday, just two days after she said she believed the President made racist remarks about Haitians during a meeting with lawmakers.

The Nigerian government has summoned US Ambassador Stuart Symington, demanding explainations of Trump's reported remarks that some migrants come from "shithole" countries, meaning some African countries and Haiti, Reuters reports citing the country's Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama who responded to the news agency's text message.

Love said Trump's words, calling Haiti and African nations "s***hole countries", were hard to hear, especially since her parents were big supporters of the president. "I'm the least racist person you will ever interview". "That I can tell you".

"You've seen the comments in the press".

The president is also accused of questioning the need to admit more Haitians to the USA, saying he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead. Even though Norway is a great country, I noticed people from these backward countries are not trying to emigrate there, nor to Canada or Portugal.

Meanwhile, Republican Sen. David Perdue, who was at the meeting, also defended the president.

"He said these hate filled things and he said them repeatedly", Mr Durbin added in a TV interview. "They're part of us".

Democratic lawmakers "don't want security at the border", Trump said. "And I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation", Perdue said on ABC's "This Week". The diplomat, appointed in 2015 by then-President Barack Obama, wrote: "The United States values its friendship and relationship with the Salvadoran people".

"Honestly, I don't think the Democrats want to make a deal, I think they talk about DACA but they don't want to help the DACA people", he said.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) insisted in a statement on Friday that he "said his piece" directly to Trump during the meeting, but didn't confirm or deny that the president made the remarks attributed to him by the Washington Post.

However I hope voters across the nation remember the GOP's racist policy (among other shameful issues) when they vote in the midterm elections. But a spokesman said Love did not bring the episode up with the president on Tuesday, opting instead on pushing for an immigration fix.