But in a joint statement, both Cotton and Perdue said they "do not recall" Trump making the inflammatory comment. Gardner, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, will also weigh in on North Korea and the 2018 midterms. He called a proposal made at the immigration meeting "a big setback for DACA". Trump tweeted early Friday.
"In the course of his comments, [Trump] said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist", Durbin told reporters on Friday. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP and Dems bitterly divided by immigration We are running out of time to protect Dreamers US trade deficit rises on record imports from China MORE (R-S.C.) - whom Sen.
"Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday. I've always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals".
And Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who also didn't attend the meeting, told the Washington Post he heard about Trump's comments before they went public, and they matched the later reports.
Even Trump's 2016 rival Hillary Clinton weighed in, tweeting that the eight-year anniversary of the Haiti natural disaster should be a time to remember the tragedy, but, "Instead, we're subjected to Trump's ignorant, racist views of anyone who doesn't look like him".
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"President Trump brought everyone to the table this week and listened to both sides", the Republicans wrote, referring to Trump's bipartisan meetings on immigration reform. "But regrettably, it seems that not everyone is committed to negotiating in good faith", said Sens. "I can not believe that in the history of the White House and that Oval Office any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday".
"Why are we having all these people from s--hole countries come here?" the president said, according to sources. In his meeting with a group of senators, he had questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to one participant and people briefed on the remarkable Oval Office conversation. "Not just once but repeatedly", said Durbin.
When it came to talk of extending protections for Haitians, Durbin said Trump replied: "We don't need more Haitians'".
Trump took particular issue with the characterization of his comments on Haiti. But he said in an interview Friday on POTUS SiriusXM radio that if Trump made those remarks "he owes the people of Haiti and all of mankind an apology".