Sens. Cotton and Perdue: No recollection of Trump making inflammatory immigration comments

Posted January 15, 2018

Republican Georgia Senator David Perdue, a staunch Trump ally, and an attendee of the controversial Thursday afternoon meeting, later told Stephanopoulos the president did not use the vulgarity to describe Haiti, El Salvador and the African nations.

Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., who supports Trump's immigration policies, had previously claimed that he did not recall whether or not Trump used this incendiary language.

When NBC special correspondent Tom Brokaw saw Cotton and Purdue's statement, he felt inclined to sling some mud their way.

Durbin said Graham immediately spoke up against Trump's comments, and he commended the Republican senator for doing so.

After Graham outlined the deal's proposals, Trump questioned why the US was admitting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and some African countries and granting them Temporary Protected Status, rather than immigrants from places like Norway, whose prime minister Trump had met.

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Cotton and Perdue hold the same anti-immigration views as Trump and are allies of the president.

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of IL was also in the Oval Office meeting and has gone public with specific allegations of what President Trump said about African nations and Haiti.

"I'm telling you he did not use that word, George", said Perdue, who was among the senators at the meeting with Trump. Linsey Graham] also told [Sen. The show's host, George Stephanopoulos, pointed out that Sens.

President Trump tweeted a denial of the reports Friday morning.

Cotton went on to complain that the immigration system is broken and "un-American" because it allows families to stay together.

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"So, is the senator lying", Dickerson pressed. Asking why the U.S. needs more Haitians, he pushed to "take them out" of the deal.

"The man who touts himself as an "outsider" was actually inside the room when these remarks are made, and has no excuse to dodge the public and press on where he stands", Porter said. There are countries that do struggle out there, but their people are good people.

Commenting on the White House meeting, Graham said on Friday that diversity had always been the United States' strength.

"DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military", he said on Twitter. Lindsey Graham of SC, confronted the president after he made the remarks.

"Today we celebrate Dr. King for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear, that no matter what the color of our skin, or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by God", he said, flanked by a group of African-American supporters.

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