Democrats, Republicans dispute Haiti slur, causes tension on immigration

  • Democrats, Republicans dispute Haiti slur, causes tension on immigration

Democrats, Republicans dispute Haiti slur, causes tension on immigration

Trump says no, he did not utter "shithole" while describing certain countries.

Speaking to ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on "This Week", Perdue slammed reports that Trump used the word "s--hole" to reference Haiti and Africa during a bipartisan immigration meeting on Thursday. Asked whether Trump is a racist, Young said that "you don't help someone who has an alcohol problem by constantly calling him a drunk".

Graham, a Republican from SC, said it was clear that the president, Sen. Durbin said the remarks were "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content".

Instead, they have instead maintained an eloquent silence, an option that the sycophantic Perdue should have taken as well.

"'Yeah, I think someone on his staff gave him really bad advice between 10:00 and 12:00 on Thursday" Graham replied, saying he wasn't going to blame the turnaround on the president. On the phone that morning, Trump had praised a plan that Durbin and Republican Sen.

"What I've tried to say today is that America is not the world's policeman, but our values and our country is what holds the world together", Graham said. "Why don't we get more people from Norway?'" Durbin said.

On Sunday, Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) denied President Trump referred to Haiti and some African nations as "s-thole countries" during an immigration meeting.

These are familiar themes, of course: the vulgarity, the racially-charged comments, the notion that Trump changes his mind based on the last person he's spoken to are tropes you could apply to half the big news from the past year.

"We want to make it clear that the citizens of Georgia regard David Perdue as a failed politician for his state", said Caroline Stover, organizer of Resist Trump Tuesdays in a press release. Now, however, some of Trump's Republican allies are insisting he never said that word.

"I don't know if there was some other recording device that was being used within the Oval Office. That I can tell you".

As Fox News has reported, senators including Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Trump did indeed use those words.

The fallout over Trump's alleged remarks continues overseas as well, where leaders and diplomats representing Haiti, El Salvador and a multitude of African countries have expressed outrage. If Cotton thought otherwise, I think it's pretty obvious he would have said so unequivocally as soon as the reports came out. Trump wrote, "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians".

There are a lot of issues on their plate - the fates of undocumented people who were brought into the country as children, spending caps, disaster aid and the long-term future of the popular Children's Health Insurance Program.

A judge in California ruled last week that DACA would continue past the March deadline while litigation continued against the Trump administration's decision to rescind the program.

Senator Paul said that he can support a compromise on DACA, and he's been offering one to the Democrats for six months, but has been rejected.