Schumer: 'I Totally Believe' Durbin About Trump 'Shithole' Remarks

Laverne Higgins
January 19, 2018

"We're not interested in half measures", Nielsen said. "That's all I can say about that".

Trump has been accused of using an expletive to describe African countries during an Oval Office meeting Thursday with a bipartisan group of six senators in which the president also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the USA, according to people briefed on the conversation but not authorized to describe it publicly. "The president and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel", Graham said. "I have never know him to prevaricate, to lie", he said. National Review editor Rich Lowry says the president didn't use the word sh*thole but rather, sh*thouse. "That I can tell you".

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.

By Sunday, they have changed their minds with Sen. Tom Cotton said in a Friday statement that they did not recall the "s--hole" comment, and like Perdue, Cotton on Sunday accused Durbin of misrepresenting Trump's comments. Durbin has said repeatedly, ' Cotton said.

Sen. Tim Scott told The Post and Courier that fellow South Carolina Republican Sen.

Previously, Perdue and Republican Sen.

In an interview on "Face the Nation", Sen.

"Credibility is something that's built by being consistently honest over time", Marter wrote on Twitter. Senator Durbin has it. Senator Perdue does not. Ask anyone who's dealt with both, ' Marter said.

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Durbin, D-Ill., last week said that Trump had referred to the nations as "s***hole countries" while discussing a bipartisan immigration deal plan presented by Durbin and Sen.

Purdue also blasted the Illinois Democrat, pointing out that Durbin likely mischaracterized comments a House Republican made to President Barack Obama in 2013. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. "But the general remarks - yes - I'd like to have a transcript, because everyone is putting so much weight on this to see exactly what was said in what ways, but the general tenor of the discussion has been reported accurately", Lowry told ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.

He and Republican Sen.

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"I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday", Durbin told the media Friday.

President Donald Trump, on the defensive in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations that have revived questions about whether the leader of the world's melting pot is a racist, declared Sunday that he is not one.

As the back-and-forth continued Sunday, Trump tweeted that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, at the center of negotiations after his administration ended the policy temporarily protecting "Dreamers" in September, - casting further doubts on already tenuous and strained negotiations.

Trump last week rejected an immigration deal drafted by a bipartisan group of senators. Trump said, adding "Take them out".

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