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Senator: President Trump did not say 's***hole'

Senator: President Trump did not say 's***hole'

Perdue and Cotton both said Friday they didn't recall Trump making the "shithole" comment, but on Sunday, Perdue told ABC's "This Week" that he "did not use that word".

"One thing I do take big issue with the president on is he is saying that the Democrats aren't moving forward in good faith", Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said on ABC's "This Week". "I've always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals", he said, adding that he appreciated Durbin's statements and has "enjoyed working with him and many others on this important issue".

"It was heartbreaking for them", Love said Sunday.

There is no difference in the degree of racism the president's remarks hold. "Senator Durbin has it. Senator Perdue does not".

A spokesman for Durbin seized on that shift to turn questions of credibility onto Cotton and Perdue.

The remarks by Perdue and Cotton were an escalation from a statement they released on Friday, when they said they did "not recall the president saying these comments specifically".

And after courts past year used the president's negative comments about Muslims to reject his attempts to implement travel restrictions, a federal judge who temporarily reinstated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program said Friday it was "plausible" that Trump acted for racial reasons when he ended the Obama-era initiative.

The comments came during a White House meeting held to explore a bipartisan immigration deal, said the Washington Post, which broke the news.




"Credibility is something that's built. over time", Durbin spokesperson Ben Marter tweeted.

Democrats are demanding an immigration deal that protects undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors. Tim Scott said Graham confirmed to him the President made the remark, telling The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., that Graham said the comments being reported in the media were "basically accurate". The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel, ' Graham said in a statement Saturday. "I totally believe Dick Durbin, and I think most Americans do".

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., also came to Durbin's defense. Dick Durbin's description of the Oval Office meeting a "gross misrepresentation". It makes me sad.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer went further, tweeting, "To impugn 's integrity is disgraceful".

"These people have been trying for 35 years to solve this immigration problem without success, for one reason, and that is I don't believe they're serious about trying to solve that right now", Perdue said.

"DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military", Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday morning from Palm Beach, Florida, where he is spending the weekend.

"I still think that he should apologise", she said on CNN's State of the Union.

Trump said Democrats aren't for securing the border and stopping the flow of drugs. "We are ready, willing and able to make a deal".