Georgia Senator claims 'gross misrepresentation' of Trump meeting, doesn't deny 's***hole' comment

Nichole Vega
January 15, 2018

Obviously the only one who truly knows whether Cotton heard Trump say what he reportedly said is Cotton.

For days, President Donald Trump has been under intense scrutiny after he reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as "shithole" countries and suggested the USA should be accepting immigrants from countries like Norway instead.

Previously, Perdue had issued a statement saying he "did not recall" Trump making the statement, which itself contradicted reports by other attendees, including Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois. "Let's take the whole scenario and put different words in there", Paul, reasoned, absurdly, trying to reframe Trump's comments as a perfectly reasonable demand for higher-skilled immigrants.

Rep. Mia Love, the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, said Trump's comments were "racist".

Graham and Durbin laid out the details of their proposed legislation.

Durbin's comments follow Trump's denial of a Washington Post report.

Perdue, however, suggested Durbin mischaracterized what occurred.

"This is a gross misrepresentation, it's not the first time Senator Durbin has done it, and it is not productive to solving the problem that we have at hand", Purdue told ABC on Sunday.

'Multiple sources? There were six of us in the room. "I certainly didn't hear what Senator Durbin has said repeatedly", Mr. Because Senator Graham also told Senator Scott, your Republican colleague, that this is what happened. "Basically is an operative word". Cotton said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he "didn't hear" the vulgar word used.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., similarly said, "The words used by the president, as related to me directly following the meeting by those in attendance, were not 'tough, ' they were abhorrent and repulsive". He said Trump at times embraces nativist or racist instincts and gives voice to them.

But as Graham and Durbin arrived to meet the president, Cotton, Perdue and other Republicans who oppose the bipartisan plan were also at the White House, according to a source familiar with the session. So perhaps we should be surprised by that'.

One of the senators in a contested White House meeting denies President Trump called a handful of nations "s-thole countries". "I think that they were unfortunate".

Carney said it didn't occur.

Ben Marter, a spokesman for Durbin, did not provide details of the conversation but said the senator was "encouraged" by Trump's reaction.

"So, is the senator lying", Dickerson pressed.

Durbin, who also attended the Oval Office meeting, said Trump's comments were accurate as reported by the newspaper.

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