President Donald Trump—who has openly called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, reportedly claimed that Haitians \u0022all have AIDS,\u0022 and characterized African nations as \u0022shitholes\u0022—told a reporter during a photo-op at his Florida golf club Sunday night that he is \u0022the least racist person you have ever interviewed.\u0022Watch:JUST NOW from @realDonaldTrump:\u0022I\u0026#039;m not a racist. I\u0026#039;m the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you.\u0022 pic.twitter.com/NPIr1tFR7f— Kasie DC (@KasieDC) January 15, 2018Trump\u0026#039;s comments come amid nationwide and global backlash against his reported remarks during an Oval Office meeting on immigration last Thursday, which was attended by several lawmakers and White House officials.Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the lone Democrat in attendance, confirmed during a press gaggle on Capitol Hill Friday that Trump used the \u0022hate-filled\u0022 word \u0022shithole\u0022 to describe Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations \u0022repeatedly.\u0022\u0022You\u0026#039;ve seen the comments in the press. I\u0026#039;ve not read one of them that\u0026#039;s inaccurate,\u0022 Durbin said.Following the initial reporting on Trump\u0026#039;s remarks, many commentators observed that the comments fit with a pattern that stretches back decades. That the president of the United States is a racist, analysts argue, is \u0022not up for debate.\u0022Still, Republicans have not been willing to go on the record regarding what was said during the gathering, which was convened to discuss the status of young immigrants who could face deportation, thanks to Trump\u0026#039;s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) insisted in a statement on Friday that he \u0022said his piece\u0022 directly to Trump during the meeting, but didn\u0026#039;t confirm or deny that the president made the remarks attributed to him by the Washington Post. (Earlier on Friday, Graham reportedly told his fellow South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott that media coverage of what was said during the meeting is \u0022basically accurate.\u0022)Backpedaling from their previous claim that they did \u0022not recall\u0022 Trump making the comments that have been denounced by the international community as \u0022reprehensible and racist,\u0022 Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) shifted over the weekend to outright denial.\u0022I\u0026#039;m telling you he did not use that word,\u0022 Perdue told ABC\u0026#039;s George Stephanopoulos in an interview on Sunday.Cotton added that \u0022did not hear derogatory comments about individuals or persons.\u0022The three other GOP lawmakers who attended the meeting—House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Reps. Robert Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.)—have yet to publicly address Trump\u0026#039;s reported comments.The New York Times has compiled an interactive catalog of each member of the Republican Party\u0026#039;s reaction to Trump\u0026#039;s remarks.