Ryan has clashed with the Trump administration before - in May, then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer scolded her, "please stop shaking your head", as he answered one of her questions. Yet Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), who was involved in the meeting, confirmed that Trump did indeed make those comments.
In recounting the meeting, Durbin suggested that Trump's "shitholes" slur was aimed at African nations.
El Salvador's government has formally protested President Donald Trump's alleged remarks about immigrants from "s***hole countries" and demanded Washington's respect for its "noble and courageous people".
Moderate GOP Sen. Susan Collins of ME chimed in on Twitter to call Trump's remarks "highly inappropriate & out of bounds". Among them: "Mr. President, are you a racist?"
The president said at the White House that "love was central" to the slain civil rights leader.
"I want safety and security for our people", he added, criticizing the proposed bipartisan deal.
"The ambassadors and the charges will note what an honor it is to be in their posts and how much we value our relationship with the people of the nation where they represent us".
Labossiere was among Haitians and Africans in the Bay Area and around the world who swiftly called Trump out for his comments, calling them blatantly racist.
Despite Trump's denial, one of the sponsors of the DACA deal who was present at the meeting, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), insisted the United States president indeed referred to the countries in question as "s***holes" multiple times during the gathering.
Trump has also been rebuked by the United Nations for his reported comments.
The White House did not initially deny Trump made the remarks, but the president tweeted early Friday that the story was false.
"You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "s...holes" whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome", Colville said.