The world believes President Donald Trump described a series of countries as "sh*tholes" during a closed door meeting at the White House last week after Democrat Senator Dick Durbin, who was in the room, ran to the cameras with the accusation.
Sen. Durbin: "The president started tweeting this morning, denying that he used those words. It is not true. He said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly." https://t.co/92rjEiInTp— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 12, 2018
Trump denies the language was used. So does Republican Senator Tom Cotton.
Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham is backing Durbin and reportedly spoke up during the meeting in condemnation. Other Republicans have publicly condemned the President over the alleged comments.
Now, Trump is going after Durbin and has a new nickname for him.
Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting. Deals can’t get made when there is no trust! Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2018
"Dicky Durbin...blew DACA." Happy Monday.
Democrats and Republicans have four days to figure out a spending package before the government shuts down. President Trump spent the long Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in Palm Beach and returns to the White House this evening. He is expected to hold a series of meetings this week in hopes of finding a deal on DACA.