"He cares about the economy".
The president has denied using that language, and on Sunday said he was "not a racist" in response to the uproar over the remarks, which were widely reported and confirmed to CNN by a source briefed on the meeting.
Dick Durbin asserted Tuesday that President Donald Trump called certain African nations "sh-hole countries" during a bipartisan meeting on immigration reform at the White House last week, despite evolving explanations from some Republicans.
Tim Scott that the reported comments were "basically accurate", Scott told the Charleston-based Post and Courier.
The President has denied he had used the word "shithole" but admitted being "tough" during the meeting.More news: President Trump 'fit for duty,' has no cognitive issues: White House doctor
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, one of the six senators in the meeting with Trump on Thursday, supported Durbin's account. The White House said there are no tapes.
Trump has been accused of using a vulgar word to describe African countries during an Oval Office meeting last week with a bipartisan group of senators.
Trump and fellow Republicans have disputed public accounts of the discussion. "I want him back".
However, Trump had, while signing the proclamation for King's Day on Wednesday, said the late civil rights leader "dedicated his life to a vision: that all Americans would live free from injustice and enjoy equal opportunity as children of God". "I stand behind every word that I said", Durbin told reporters in Chicago on Monday.
A closer look at opinions on different groups of immigrants to the USA shows little public concern over an influx of people from some of the countries Trump reportedly maligned, although Trump voters were roughly twice as likely to say Africa sends too many immigrants than to say the same about Europe. "We don't want to shut down the government".
Trump commented as Durbin was presenting details of a compromise immigration plan that included providing $1.6 billion for a first installment of the president's long-sought border wall.More news: Blake Griffin Could Be Key To Celtics Getting Into The Finals
"I will just say for the record, Senator Graham spoke up in a way that I respect very much, countering what the President had said about countries in Africa", Durbin said.
Almost 60 percent of Americans disagree with President Donald Trump's reported comment about immigration from "shithole countries", a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds, with most considering the statement to be racist.
Booker says the words attributed to Trump cast a shadow over millions of Americans from those countries.
Cotton said he suspected the Democrats will not risk a government shutdown over the issue.
Democrats have condemned Trump's remarks as "racist", a charge Sanders rejected as "outrageous".
Donald Trump has aced a test on his mental health - likely putting to rest days of Washington political gossip.More news: Bank of Canada hikes key interest rate to 1.25%
If the allegation were true, she asked reporters, "Why did NBC give him a show for a decade on TV?"
- Kelly: Trump campaign promises on border wall have 'evolved'
- Facebook expands probe into whether Russian spies swung Brexit vote
- Tillerson Outlines New US Strategy on Syria, No Future with Assad
- Democrat Phil Murphy replacing GOP Gov. Chris Christie
- Toyota finally adopts Apple CarPlay
- Why crude oil prices are on upward swing, by USA energy agency
- Bus fire kills 52 Uzbeks traveling in Kazakhstan
- Lost Movie Car Reappears Next to the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt
- How NAB and Westpac infiltrated Amazon's Alexa launch in Australia
- Arsenal's Walcott on verge of Everton move