Trump Accuses Durbin Of Undermining Trust On Immigration

Dick Durbin, who stated the president used the phrase "s-thole countries", referring to him as "Dicky" and blaming him for scuttling a deal to assist younger immigrants.

South Africa's foreign ministry said it would ask the second-in-charge of the USA embassy to explain Trump's comments on Monday. Lindsey Graham of SC, has implicitly affirmed Durbin's account in a statement.

Add his unprecedented lies to his well-documented history of racist rhetoric, and it's clear that Trump calling African nations "shithole countries" is the least surprising things he's ever done.

"I don't know that changing the word from "hole" to "house" changes the impact", Durbin told reporters Monday. The Obama White House and then-House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) claimed that it did not happen.

On Capitol Hill, Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified under oath Tuesday that she "did not hear" Trump use the vulgarity to describe African countries. Well, that might not be the right question, according to several Republicans who appeared on Sunday morning talk shows to cast doubt on whether the president actually used the completely-in-character language he has been accused of.

"I still think he should apologize", Love said. "Because we are ready, willing and able to make a deal, but they don't want to". I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust", he wrote on Twitter last Friday.

Cotton (left) and Perdue each took swipes at Durbin after saying they couldn't remember if Trump made the remark.


Trump has denied making the remarks, but Illinois Democratic Sen. I understand that. But I'll tell you this: "I stand by every word I said about what was said and what happened". "Durbin has done it, and it is not productive to solving the problem that we have at hand". He told the Post & Courier that he spoke up, telling the president that "America is an idea - not a race". "I want him back".

Yet, a few days later his bipartisanship was all forgotten when reports said he asked why we were accepting immigrants from "s***hole" countries like Haiti and not accepting more people from Norway. "He feels very passionate about it". "It was an impassioned conversation".

He initially said he couldn't recall whether Trump used the profanity.

"Let me say they're wrong".

The Republican from Florida issued a statement.

The immigration debate involving young undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children and President Trump's demand for funding to build The Wall on the southern United States border is playing out days before a potential government shutdown as soon as 19 January.

"I stick with my original interpretation", he continued. "Nothing will divert my focus to stop the deportation of these innocent people whose futures are at stake".

Trump reportedly called around to friends and advisers that night to gauge what they thought of the "shithole" rhetoric, arguing that it would play well with the base - an argument also made to reporters by White House staffers.

  • Leroy Wright