Sen. Durbin Confirms President Trump Used Profanity During DACA Meeting

Claims President repeated it, something Trump denies

CNN/Staff - Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) says he was in the room negotiating with President Trump over immigration policy when he used a profanity to describe Haiti and some countries in Africa as 's**thole' nations.

"I cannot believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any President has ever spoken words that I personally heard our President speak yesterday," Durbin said.

"You've seen the comments in the press. I've not read one of them that's inaccurate. To no surprise, the President started tweeting this morning, denying that he used those words. It is not true. he said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly," Durbin said.

President Donald Trump on Friday denied using the specific term during a meeting in which he rejected a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows immigrants brought here illegally as children to have legal status in the U.S.

He also denied demanding that Haitians be removed from negotiations about protected status for people from certain countries.

"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!" Trump tweeted.

White House spokesperson Raj Shah did not deny the remark on Thursday evening, but instead said in a statement that Trump "is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation."

Trump later tweeted Friday morning that he "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"


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