Cotton, Perdue Don't Recall Trump Remarks About Haiti, Africa

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"I'm saying that this is a gross misrepresentation. And it is not productive to solving the problem", Perdue said. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and defend President Donald Trump from accusations that he said during a meeting on Thursday that he does not want immigrants coming to the U.S. Per "several people briefed" on an Oval Office meeting Trump held with lawmakers that day, Dawsey wrote, Trump asked, "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

"What we have going on here right now is a gross misrepresentation", he repeatedly told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week. Says it's time to move on. "The president should not denigrate other countries".

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Since Trump's comments were confirmed by multiple other sources who attended the meeting or quickly heard about it, Cotton and Perdue's statement doesn't pass the laugh test.

To make his argument, Perdue alleged that Durbin - who insisted Trump "said these hate-filled things" - has a history of inventing such quotes, referring to a case in 2013 when Durbin claimed that a House Republican leader said to President Obama, "I can not even stand to look at you". Their response to the widespread reports of Trump's language, however, generated a bit of controversy itself. And through Thursday night, Trump never denied making the comments, despite tweeting on several other topics. Instead, just as Attorney General Jeff Sessions had before the Senate intelligence committee in June, they simply said they could not recall what had happened. "But regrettably, it seems that not everyone is committed to negotiating in good faith", they said in a statement. They say, "But what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers".

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