Obviously the only one who truly knows whether Cotton heard Trump say what he reportedly said is Cotton.
On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that Trump had deemed Haiti, El Salvador and the whole of Africa "s***hole countries" during a bipartisan meeting on immigration with six senators. David Perdue, R-Ga., who was also at the meeting, has denied that the exact word had been used.
Less than three hours later, Durbin and a Republican colleague, Senator Lindsey Graham, drove away from the White House with the deal in pieces and a controversy over offensive language about to reverberate worldwide.
"In the course of [Trump's] comments, he said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist", he told reporters in IL, according to USA Today.
Graham and Durbin laid out the details of their proposed legislation.
Durbin was not present at the 2013 meeting in question and did not make clear in his post the context of the comment he reported, how the president responded, or which leader allegedly made the remark. "Senator Durbin has it. Senator Perdue does not".
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Ministers met Thursday to discuss the issue , and there will be "ongoing meetings", Blain said. The company provides vital services to hundreds of schools .
'Multiple sources? There were six of us in the room.
After talking on the phone with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday morning, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin was optimistic that a compromise deal with some Republicans to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants was on the verge of success. Tim Scott, also a South Carolina Republican, that the reports were 'basically accurate'. This president no loyality, so anyone who puts themselves on the line for him is kissing their political future goodbye.
TOM COTTON: Yeah, John, I didn't hear that word either. Here's what I did hear. So perhaps we should be surprised by that'.
Cotton and Perdue hold the same anti-immigration views as Trump and are allies of the president.
"I understand the question,"Nielsen replied".
Carney said it didn't occur. Ben Marter tweeted: "Credibility is something that's built by being consistently honest over time". "It's not the first time Senator Durbin has done it".
Playing out amid a high-stakes battle over immigration that's gripped Washington for the past week, the summons was a move to slow down an attempt by Democrats and moderate Republicans to push through a deal, according to a senior Republican with knowledge of the meeting. Tom Cotton (R-AR) claiming that they "do not recall the President saying these comments".