Graham, in 2013, said during a Senate panel discussion that Mexico and other countries the majority of illegal aliens are deriving from are a "hellhole".
"Haitians don't deserve such treatment", said Ambassador Paul Altidor.
Senegal's foreign ministry also called in the U.S. ambassador in Dakar to demonstrate its displeasure, a U.S. State Department official said.
Casual Friday at the White House is soon to include hoods and tiki torches at this rate, South African media outlet Daily Maverick wrote.
The African Union is demanding an apology from President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE after his vulgar remarks that the United States should not accept immigrants from "shithole" countries.
"I spoke with President Jovenel Moise about the issue, and, of course, the president condemns such language and he is shocked", Altidor remarked, adding that the U.S. charge d'affaires in Haiti had been summoned to explain the United States president's remarks.
The newspaper did not print the word "shithole", which Trump reportedly used repeatedly on Thursday at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday, according to U.S. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who attended the gathering.
Shortly after, he tweeted "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country". "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians!"
Asked about the remarks, White House spokesman Raj Shah did not deny them.
The president suggested that instead, the US should allow more entrants from countries like Norway.
He adds that "this shows that the "loser immigrants" from yesterday's "shitholes" tend to turn into excellent, rich Americans after a few generations while their countries improve substantially". How does it help or hurt America? 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.
"It is not as if the United States doesn't have difficulties".
Loans from French banks to cover indemnity payments to Paris for independence were only paid off in 1947.
He denied suggestions in a report in the Washington Post that he had said "take them out", in reference to Haitians. "We even made the ultimate sacrifice when we shed our blood in Savannah", the ambassador said.
An immigration policy analyst in Washington DC makes the point that immigrants from Norway actually did badly out of immigration to the USA at the turn of the last century.
Late past year, Trump's administration put an end to a temporary residency program given to Haitian immigrants, permitting 60,000 Haitian citizens to live and work in the US safely after a magnitude-7 quake in 2010.