WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 20: U.S. President Donald Trump (C) pauses during an event to celebrate Congress passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with (L-R) Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and other Republican members of the House and Senate at the South Lawn of the White House December 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The tax bill is the first major legislative victory for the GOP-controlled Congress and Trump since he took office almost one year ago. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump faced a swift rebuke Friday after allegedly questioning why the United States accepts citizens from “shithole” countries, with foreign governments, Democrats and even some Republicans denouncing the president’s vulgar terminology.
Trump denied on Friday that he made the comments. But in Congress and across the globe, his alleged comments reverberated.
“The Government of Botswana is wondering why President Trump must use this descriptor and derogatory word, when talking about countries with whom the U.S. has had cordial and mutually beneficial bilateral relations for so many years,” Botswana said.
The Haitian government said in a statement that Trump’s remarks reflect a “racist view of the Haitian community” and that “these insulting and reprehensible statements in no way reflect the virtues of wisdom, restraint and discernment that must be cultivated by any high political authority.”
“Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies …