Republicans, except for Lindsey Graham, “do not recall” Trump’s “shithole” comments

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Cotton and Perdue


( Axios ) Sens. David Perdue and Tom Cotton released a joint statement in response to backlash over President Trump’s “shithole countries” remarks, claiming that they “do not recall the President saying these comments specifically.”


Read the full statement below:

“President Trump brought everyone to the table this week and listened to both sides. But regrettably, it seems that not everyone is committed to negotiating in good faith. In regards to Senator Durbin’s accusation, we do not recall the President saying these comments specifically, but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest. We, along with the President, are committed to solving an issue many in Congress have failed to deliver on for decades.”
— Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue



Read more: Republicans in Oval Office meeting “do not recall” Trump’s “shithole” comments


Sen. Lindsey Graham


Sen. Tim Scott told the Post and Courier that Sen. Lindsey Graham confirmed Trump’s “shithole countries” comment to him. He added that Graham said reports of the remarks are “basically accurate.”

Inside the room: Sen. Dick Durbin said Graham, who was in the Oval Office meeting on Thursday, “spoke up and made a direct comment on what the president said,” which took “extraordinary political courage,” per the Post and Courier.

Read more: Graham confirmed Trump’s “shithole” remark to Tim Scott


2 thoughts on “Republicans, except for Lindsey Graham, “do not recall” Trump’s “shithole” comments

    Brittius said:
    January 12, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    Hmmm… (With a raised eyebrow)

    Liked by 1 person

    bydesign001 said:
    January 12, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Michael Bennett (D-Colo.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), none of whom cares a lick for the President and all of whom think that the President and his supporters are stupid entered the meeting with a nefarious agenda and I believe a scheme, meaning if the President didn’t go along, they were prepared to pull a stunt in the hopes of gaining leverage against Trump that would weaken his side of the negotiation and push their agenda through.

    The President wore their asses a new one (pardon the expression) and they didn’t like it. At the same time, thank goodness, for the presence of others.

    As far as I’m concerned, Menendez, Graham, Bennett and Flake have sold Americans out and are doing the bidding of their donors. In my eyes, these swamp critters have no credibility.

    Shameless bastards are so used to pulling these nasty schemes on Republicans who cower and surrender.

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