He spent last Thursday evening making a flurry of calls to friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to the tempest, according to the insider.
Trump was unapologetic, denied being racist and blamed his usual scapegoat - the media.
Critics of the president blasted the vulgar comments made in the Oval Office.
All 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations decried Donald Trump's reported remarks as "outrageous, racist, and xenophobic" on Friday, a day after USA media reported that Trump had referred to African states, Haiti, and El Salvador as "s***hole countries".
The AU representative said they were alarmed by Trump's "very racist" comments. Day event in the Roosevelt Room, a reporter directly asked Trump to face up to his comments, the Hill reported. He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly.
He carried on to say Trump's words were "more than mere insensitivity or even nationalism", adding that "those standards are not disgraceful enough". "So I don't believe in him", Brhe told ABC11.
Trump reportedly described the homelands of migrants arriving in the U.S. as "sh*tholes" while speaking at the White House on Thursday. The White House has not denied the language, nor have the several Republican lawmakers in the meeting.
While campaigning in 2016, Trump came to Little Haiti and told a small group of Haitian Americans that he wanted to be their "biggest champion".
It is unclear now how a deal might emerge, and failure could lead to a United States government shutdown.
He says the substance behind what was said could make people forget the -issues- facing those in Africa trying to come to America.
The remarks were widely seen in the Norwegian capital as racially charged and at odds with the country's values of inclusivity. But some Democrats have threatened to withhold support unless an immigration pact is forged.
After talking on the phone with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday morning, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin was optimistic that a compromise deal with some Republicans to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants was on the verge of success.
Since taking office a year ago, Trump has pursued controversial policies aimed at curbing immigration into the United States as part of a hard-line "America First" agenda. "The Dems will threaten "shutdown", but what they are really doing is shutting down our military, at a time we need it most".
"I think it´s going to go very well", he said, adding that he would be "surprised if it doesn´t".
"We've got this bipartisan group. It was a heartbreaking moment", Durbin said.
After Trump was asked at Thursday's White House meeting if the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and Africa, the president reportedly questioned why people from "s***hole countries" are coming to America.
"I want to take a moment to talk about Haiti, one of the places the President of the United States called a "sh**hole country", Mr Cooper started his speech live on air.