Sens. Cotton and Perdue, Secretary Nielsen, Reps.
Nielsen's comments came five days after the president ignited what GOP Sen. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham called the current state of immigration negotiations, quote, "an S-show" and indicated he's been whipsawed by the president's changing positions.
Durbin also told Tapper the last two weeks have been "bizarre", recalling the recently televised meeting between bipartisan members of Congress and Trump, in which Trump agreed to go forward with a permanent legislative solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as well as comprehensive immigration reform. Durbin said: "If there is a recording from that White House meeting, I urge the White House to release it".
The White House said Trump had no intention of apologizing.
The internal debate in the West Wing is over whether Trump said "s***hole" or "s***house". According to Donald Trump an American president said "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" The President told confidants that he was not racist and that the press had distorted the meaning of his words, a person familiar with the situation said. Dick Durbin, a Democrat, confirmed the remarks a day later; Sens. Like everything else Graham has ever proposed on the subject, it was long on amnesty and short on preventing future illegal immigration.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg (not seen) at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on January 10, 2018.
If he is irked about immigration to his country, President Trump shouldn't look in Africa's direction.
Graham said that earlier in the week, Trump understood that he had to approach the DACA deal with "compassion".
"I think somebody on his staff gave him really bad advice from 10:00 to 12:00 on Thursday", Graham said.
But Hatch also warned Republicans they couldn't ask for everything as well.
Trump met Thursday with Graham and other key lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. "And quite frankly I got pretty passionate and I ran a little hot, too".
"I had absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability or his neurological functions" before Friday, Jackson said.
"It's weird that people in the room don't remember Trump using that word when Trump himself was calling friends to brag about it afterwards", conservative columnist Eric Erickson, who has in the past been critical of Trump, said in a tweet. Former Haitian President Laurent Lamothe called the remarks "totally unacceptable", and said the "world is witnessing a new low today".
"We should push for the best deal we can get, but we shouldn't let the flawless be the enemy of the good", said Sen. Later, Cotton said he didn't hear any such language being used. Without action, 690,000 people now enrolled in DACA and living in the United States would face deportation, according to figures Nielsen provided Tuesday.
Tapper then asked Durbin whether the president was referring to Africa when he made the "shithole" comment.