Absolutely. Do I think saying that means a person is racist? "You know, sometimes he says these things, you know, which are silly, or he doesn't really mean them or something like that".
"But what I regret is I do want to see an immigration compromise, and you can't have an immigration compromise if everyone's out there calling the president a racist".
In a separate statement, a US embassy spokesman said Young "reiterated the excellent relations that exist between the United States and Nigeria and they discussed future cooperation between the two countries". "I expect that our assistance programmes would continue pretty much as they are", he said.
White House officials have outlined a deal where people who were brought here illegally as children would be given legal status in return for a wall on the Mexico border and an end to so-called "chain migration", where family members of immigrants already in the United States use their family connection to come here as well.
People briefed on the conversation also say that during the meeting the president also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the US. "The president and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel", he said. While the opposition Peoples Democratic Party sees Mr. Trump's alleged comments as a outcome of President Muhammadu Buhari's disparaging comments about Nigerians overseas; the ruling All Progressives Congress says all well-meaning citizens should unite in their condemnation of Mr. Trump.
In a statement to the media, the opposition leader said the racial slur made by the American Head of State is troubling and unfortunate and demanded he "unequivocally" apologize for his actions.
The President has denied making the comment.
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In 2009 Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, chose Ghana's capital Accra to set out his foreign policy goals for Africa in a speech in which he said he saw Africa "as a fundamental part of our interconnected world".
"We will not let Trump or his Administration forget these words when we vote this year or in 2020", Sharpton said.
Colville said: "This isn't just a story about vulgar language".
Weighing in on the matter Monday, the RNG said Mr. Trump's alleged comments were a reflection of his deep-seated disdain for the black race.
On Friday evening, the U.S. ambassador to Britain hit back at Mr Trump for claiming the United States embassy's move out of central London was a "bad deal".