The claim was contained in a report by the New York Times.
The report, published Saturday, details a meeting Trump had in the Oval Office in June regarding immigration, a perceived problem for the president.
Though the Trump and the White House's official position might be to deny that he ever made these comments, they'd be perfectly consistent with the words of someone who started off his presidential campaign by calling Mexican immigrants rapists and who, in August, claimed that there were "very fine people on both sides" of the groups who clashed in Charlottesville - despite one of these sides being made up of white supremacists.
The Times said its report came from more than three dozen interviews, but at the same time, noted that several other people at the meeting told them they did not recall Trump using the words. They "all have AIDS", he grumbled, according to one person who attended the meeting and another person who was briefed about it by a different person who was there.
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Mr. Trump had pushed controversial immigration policies since becoming American president in January. "Once they had seen the United States, they would never "go back to their huts" in Africa".
Tillerson was reportedly frustrated by Trump's anger and accusations, but the president was backed up by his nativist adviser Stephen Miller and his chief of staff John Kelly, who, later in the year, unapologetically lied about and defamed Frederica Wilson, a prominent African-African congresswoman from Florida. "But even after the door to the Oval Office was closed, aides could still hear the president berating his most senior advisers".
"He did not want a watered-down version of the travel ban, he yelled at Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel", the Times reported. The New York Times attributes the quote to an anonymous source and another unnamed person told of the comment by someone else at the meeting.
Despite the White House denials, immigrant rights advocates worry the episode is just the latest sign of President Trump's alleged racism. "Two officials who described the comments found them so noteworthy", the Times advised, however, "that they related them to others at the time".