“U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., who was in that meeting with Trump, made a course correction. On Friday, the senator put out a joint statement with Senate colleague Tom Cotton, R-Ark. Both said they couldn’t remember the president comparing Third World nations to latrines. Atlanta Journal Constitution
This morning, Perdue said it never happened. “I’m telling you he did not use that word, George. And I’m telling you it’s a gross misrepresentation. How many times do you want me to say that?” the Georgia senator said:”
The lone Democrat in a White House immigration meeting says talks were “combative at times” and that Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham pushed back after President Donald Trump used a vulgarity about African countries. WRDW Reports
“Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois says he was the only Democrat among 12 people at Thursday’s meeting, where he says Trump “repeatedly” used the term “shithole” to describe African countries.
He says Graham “spoke up” and told Trump his own family’s story of coming to the U.S.”
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-Charleston, is among the Republican lawmakers criticizing President Donald Trump’s comments that the United States doesn’t want immigrants from “shithole countries.” The State Reports
Scott, the only African-American Republican senator, called the president’s comments “disappointing,” according to CNN.
“The American family was born from immigrants fleeing persecution and poverty and searching for a better future,” the South Carolinian said in a statement. “Our strength lies in our diversity, including those who came here from Africa, the Caribbean and every other corner of the world. To deny these facts would be to ignore the brightest part of our history.”