GOP senator denies Trump made 'shithole' comment

GOP senator denies Trump made 'shithole' comment

GOP senator denies Trump made 'shithole' comment

A Republican senator who attended a Thursday immigration meeting at the White House forcefully denied Sunday that President Donald Trump had used the phrase "s-thole countries" in describing Haiti and African nations, saying a Democratic senator's account of the session was "a gross misrepresentation".

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware) said it's not his place to diagnose the president. In a statement, the White House did not dispute the remarks, merely saying Trump "will always fight for the American people".

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U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, a Republican from Charlotte, went on WBT Friday morning to defend Trump's remarks and did so with incredibly twisted logic. They say they "do not recall" Trump saying those comments. "Durbin or Sen. Graham is going to make something up that the president of the United States has said, and thinking that they would do that in order to gin up people on one way or another, that's wrong", Manchin said Sunday. Instead, just as Attorney General Jeff Sessions had before the Senate intelligence committee in June, they simply said they could not recall what had happened.

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The Weekly Standard's Rich Lowry said got more specific on This Week, telling Stephanopoulos that his sources told him Trump used the word "shithouse", not "shithole" - which does not seem like a world of semantic difference. In a separate part of the conversation about the diversity visa lottery, the source said, Trump referred to people coming from Africa as coming from "shithole countries". "Sen. Durbin and Sen".

Separately, Durbin told reporters he had not seen a single news report about the President's words that was false.

The comments have caused an worldwide firestorm and temporarily stalled hopes of a bipartisan immigration deal. Tim Scott, also a South Carolina Republican, that the reports were 'basically accurate'. "Why do we need more Haitians?" I want a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level.

Perdue and Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., were both present at the negotiations on reforming the immigration system. The other lawmakers at the meeting, all Republicans, have either not discussed it publicly or made only vague comments.

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