Durbin Spokesman: GOP Senator Has No Credibility

"I'm telling you he did not use that word", he informed host George Stephanopoulos, "and I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation".

The Washington Post, citing people brief on the meeting, reported last week that Trump referred to Haiti and African nations as s--thole countries, setting of a political firestorm.

Georgia Sen. David Perdue called reports describing Trump as using vile language in the meeting a "gross misrepresentation" and said Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who was also in the meeting, of creating the line himself. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, alluded that it was true.

Graham - who referred to countries from which illegal aliens were fleeing as "hellholes" at a Senate hearing in 2013 - said Thursday: "Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday". Durbin has said repeatedly. Sen.

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Perdue, however, suggested Durbin mischaracterized what occurred. "And I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation". However, the media interpreted that as a confirmation of Trump's alleged comments.

'Multiple sources? There were six of us in the room.

Thus far, the only person actually in the meeting who has claimed publicly that Trump made that specific remark is Sen.

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"I certainly didn't hear what Sen. This all started with a total misrepresentation of the meeting that happened last Thursday", Perdue said during an appearance on ABC's "This Week". So perhaps we should be surprised by that'. It was so disrespectful that President Obama couldn't even have the meeting.

Carney said it didn't occur. Senator Durbin has it. Senator Perdue does not.

Thrown into the center of the controversy was Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah), who was placed in a unique position both as a Republican politician and the first Haitian-American representative in the United States Congress.

'That, folks, is a credibility problem, ' Marter added.

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