Did President Trump Make The 'S---hole' Comment?

CNN: GOP senator: 'Gross misrepresentation' of Trump's 'shithole' remarks

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!"

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WNU Editor: Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue and Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton are saying that President Trump did not say those words. Sen. Tim Scott says that fellow South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who was at the meeting and who is not a fan of the President, told him the reported comments are "basically accurate." No comments from Sen. Lindsey Graham since this story broke out. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen who was at the meeting is saying that she did not recall Trump saying "that exact phrase." As of this moment .... the only Senator who is on the record that President Trump said the 's---hole' comment is Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin and an anonymous Democrat aide who was told of the remarks (from Senator Dick Durbin?) and who in turned told it to NBC who then blew up this story .... Trump referred to Haiti and African nations as ‘shithole’ countries (NBC).

Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit is right on this one ....

.... If the reports were true, they were a breach of confidence regarding a private meeting. If they’re false, they’re something worse. Either way, how can Trump feel he’s dealing with Democrats on immigration in good faith, if they’re willing to either breach confidence or lie?

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