'I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed'

Lester Mason
January 21, 2018

Appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation", Cotton repeated Sunday that he never heard Trump use the expression and suggested Durbin "has a history of misrepresenting what happens in White House meetings".

"We're ready, willing and able to make a deal on DACA", Trump said, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that protects immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.

The Trump administration late previous year announced it would end the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haiti, a move that could affect tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants.

"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 said.

He also suggested the White House did not record the conversation.

Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) says he ― and not Sen.

US President Donald Trump must apologise to Africa, the African Diaspora Forum has said.

"The Department will provide an opportunity to the Chargé d'Affaires to explain the statement that African countries, alongside Haiti and El Savador, constitute "shitholes" from where migrants into the United States are undesirable", the Department of International Relations and Cooperation said in a statement.

"The president hasn't said he didn't use strong language, and this is an important issue", press secretary Sarah Sanders said, "He's passionate about it, he's not going to apologize for trying to fix our immigration system".

Trump denied making the statements attributed to him, but avoided the details of what he did or did not say. "Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch".

Wall Street Journal stated falsely that I said to them "I have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un" (of N. Korea).

When it came to talk of extending protections for Haitians, Durbin said Trump replied, "We don't need more Haitians'". Donald Trump is not walking around saying we should have a segregated society.

While meeting with lawmakers about a potential immigration deal, Mr. Trump questioned why the US accepts immigrants from what he called "sh*thole countries", according to Sen.

That's according to Democratic Sen.

A person familiar with the meeting said Durbin and South Carolina GOP Sen.

Trump denied using the vulgar term, but did acknowledge employing "tough" language during the White House meeting.

During an oversight hearing Tuesday, Nielsen testified that she did not hear that specific word come from the President during the meeting.

Nielsen did dispute, however, Trump's assertion that DACA was "probably dead".

Trump also said in the meeting that he would prefer immigrants from countries such as Norway instead. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) told the Post and Courier that Senator Lindsey Graham, who was also there, that he had told him Trump's reported comments were "basically accurate". "I'm the least racist person you have ever interviewed".

"Senator Durbin is focused building additional support for the only bipartisan immigration deal in Congress", Marter wrote.

"I heard that account before the account even went public", he said on "This Week".

The president has suggested a government shutdown would hurt the military and wants Democrats to get the blame if that occurs.

He asked lawmakers discussing immigration why the US would take in more people from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa.

Responding to Democrats' assertions that Trump's comments were "racist", Sanders calls the claim "outrageous", citing their previous embrace of Trump. "Why did Chuck Schumer and all of his colleagues come and beg Donald Trump for money?"

"President Trump has ticked all the wrong boxes since the beginning of his current term, proving to the world at large what a sorry excuse for a President he is. The folks from DACA should know the Democrats are the ones that aren't going to make a deal". "Trump's disparaging comments last night added salt to this fresh, raw wound".

Even Sen. Tim Scott, the junior senator from SC, was careful not to get between Graham and the rest of his GOP colleagues on the matter of who said what at the White House. Durbin said he doesn't know if the White House has recordings of the meeting either.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

Discuss This Article