Botswana's government termed the comments made by Donald Trump as 'reprehensible and racist'
Mr Trump made the comments while discussing a US immigration policy, which he thought citizens from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries should be excluded from.
Botswana said in a statement that it had summoned the US ambassador in the country to ask if the US considered the southern-African nation a "shithole".
It said the phrase was derogatory from a country it has cordial relationship with.
It also called on on regional body Sadc and the African Union to condemn Mr Trump's remarks.