Politics GOP senator: 'Gross misrepresentation' of Trump's remarks

19:52  14 january  2018
19:52  14 january  2018 Source:   cnn.com

Trump to meet U.S. lawmakers in search for immigration compromise

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Georgia Republican Sen . David Perdue said Sunday that President Donald Trump did not use the phrase "shithole countries" during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform last week.

"I'm telling you he did not use that word, George, and I'm telling you it' s a gross misrepresentation ," Perdue told moderator George Trump has denied making the vulgar remarks , tweeting Friday: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used.

David Perdue wearing a suit and tie © Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue said Sunday that President Donald Trump did not use the phrase "shithole countries" during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform last week.

"I'm telling you he did not use that word, George, and I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation," Perdue told moderator George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week."

During an Oval Office meeting on immigration Thursday, Trump expressed frustration with people coming to the United States from "shithole countries," sources told CNN.

Trump has denied making the vulgar remarks, tweeting Friday: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!"

Confidant: Trump defends vulgar immigrant comments

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Georgia Republican Sen . David Perdue said Sunday that President Donald Trump did not use the phrase "shithole countries" during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform last week. "I'm telling you he did not use that word, George, and I'm telling you it' s a gross misrepresentation

Senators ' conflicting accounts of Trump remark . "I'm telling you he did not use that word, George, and I'm telling you it' s a gross misrepresentation ," Perdue told moderator George Stephanopoulos on ABC' s "This Week."

Perdue on Sunday accused Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of spreading false information about what Trump said at the meeting and added that Trump has been misrepresented.

Durbin said Trump used "hate-filled, vile and racist" language in the meeting, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Sen. Tim Scott told The Post and Courier that fellow South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who was at the meeting, told him the reported comments are "basically accurate."

Perdue and Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton said in a Friday statement that they did not recall the "shithole" comment, and like Perdue, Cotton on Sunday accused Durbin of misrepresenting Trump's comments.

"I didn't hear it, and I was sitting no further away from Donald Trump than Dick Durbin was," Cotton said on CBS's "Face the Nation."

'S---hole' projected onto Trump hotel

  'S---hole' projected onto Trump hotel The word "shithole" was projected onto President Trump's D.C. hotel Saturday. Video shows the word, along with the "poop" emoji, being projected onto the property. "Pay Trump bribes here" "emoluments welcome," and "we are all responsible to stand up and end white supremacy" were also projected onto the building.Trump has face d intense backlash for calling Haiti, El Salvador and African nations "s**thole countries" during an Oval Office meeting on immigration this week."Why are we having all these people from s**thole countries come here?" Trump reportedly said, before suggesting that the U.S.

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Trump ' s disparaging remarks bring some Miami Haitians to tears. "I'm telling you he did not use that word, George, and I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation ," Perdue told moderator George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week."

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on "Fox News Sunday" that she did not recall Trump saying "that exact phrase."

"It was an impassioned conversation," Nielsen said when pressed. "I don't recall that specific phrase being used. That's all I can say about that."

Democrats have been demanding protections for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in exchange for border security funding that could include money for Trump's promised border wall. The deadline for passing a government spending bill is this Friday.

Nielsen said it was "frustrating" that the deal presented to the administration in the Thursday meeting did not address the administration's concerns about security or present a permanent fix.

"We're not interested in half measures," Nielsen said.

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