Haitian government summons U.S. official to explain Trump's comment

Violet Powell
January 15, 2018

The ABC News host pressed Perdue again on whether he was "flat-out" denying that the president said those words. And I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation. "If the President of the United States used the word "blank-hole" talking about countries in the Oval Office, or didn't say it, I would know".

Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., who supports Trump's immigration policies, had previously claimed that he did not recall whether or not Trump used this incendiary language.

When Cotton arrived at the West Wing reception area Thursday, he found Durbin and Sen. But Democrats are using strong language to describe the president's comment, which is widely seen as reflective of a racist point of view. I certainly didn't hear what Senator Durbin has said repeatedly.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) insists Trump made the remark during a Thursday meeting at the White House to discuss immigration reform. Cotton told CBS' Face The Nation that he did not hear Trump call Haiti and African nations s--thole countries.

After the comments from Perdue and Cotton, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer defended Durbin on Twitter.

Trump has denied that he used that specific word in the meeting, which was first reported by The Washington Post, and then confirmed by other outlets. "Ask anyone whos dealt with both", Ben Marter tweeted Sunday.

"I can't defend the indefensible".

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Bernice King, will be the keynote speaker at the commemorative service honoring her father at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. The library will remain open that day, and via a partnership with HMIN will offer free educational programs and activities.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Their people are part of us.

"Today we celebrate Dr. King for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear, that no matter what the color of our skin, or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by God", he said, flanked by a group of African-American supporters.

Other than Trump's meek pseudo-denial the next morning, no one in the room issued a denial.

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of IL was also in the Oval Office meeting and has gone public with specific allegations of what President Trump said about African nations and Haiti.

And Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen went with the standard "I don't recall him using that exact phrase" defense to Fox News's Chris Wallace. According to Politico, Durbin wrote in the post, "In a "negotiation" meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told the president: 'I can not even stand to look at you'".

Prospects for a bipartisan agreement to protect young immigrants from deportation and prevent a government shutdown later this week faded Sunday as key lawmakers traded sharp accusations and President Trump said hopes for a deal were "probably dead".

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