During an interview on Sunday, Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace said he did not believe Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's claim that she didn't remember Trump "using that exact phrase". It was best said a long time ago, E Pluribus Unum - Out of Many, One. "That's all I can say about that". "The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel".
"I understand the question,"Nielsen replied". Purdue reiterated on This Week Sunday morning that Trump had not used the phrase "shithole countries" in the meeting. And I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation. Joseph DurbinDemocrats turn on Al Franken Minnesota's largest newspaper calls on Franken to resign Democratic senator predicts Franken will resign Thursday MORE is one of the "most honorable members of the Senate" after a GOP senator suggested the Illinois Democrat fabricated a quote from President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE referring to Haiti, El Salvador and several African nations as "shithole countries".
Perdue was one of six lawmakers present in the Oval Office at the time of last week's meeting, when the president reportedly asked why the US admitted immigrants from "s**thole countries" like Haiti when it should admit more from nations like Norway.More news: Snow leaves roads sloppy in KC; unsafe wind chills looming
"In the course of his comments, [Trump] said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist", Durbin told reporters on Friday.
Perdue had previously released a joint statement with Cotton claiming they "do not recall the President saying these comments".
The White House did not deny the language reportedly used in a statement Thursday night.
"Cotton declined to say definitively that Mr. Trump did not say the word "****hole", unlike Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican Sen.More news: (CVX) Position Raised by Gabelli Funds LLC
Apparently in response, Schumer tweeted: "To impugn @SenatorDurbin's integrity is disgraceful". Dick Durbin is questioning the credibility of a Republican senator who says President Donald Trump did not refer to African countries using a vulgarity during a closed-door meeting.
"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" he asked, according to Durbin and others at the meeting. "And he said them repeatedly".
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