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Published: Sat, January 20, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Trump said 'S***house' not 'S***hole' - Republicans

Trump said 'S***house' not 'S***hole' - Republicans

The president finally addressed the disparaging remarks in person as he was headed to dinner while on vacation at his golf club in West Palm Beach with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. "No, I am not a racist", he said. "I can tell you explicitly they are wrong", the Illinois Democrat told CNN's Jake Tapper in an exclusive sit-down interview.

Trump has been in the middle of a firestorm and even labeled "racist" by the United Nations after he reportedly referred to Haiti and African nations as "s***hole countries" after Democratic senator Dick Durbin presented him with a bipartisan immigration deal put together by six senators.

"We're ready, willing and able to make a deal on DACA, Trump said". I get more exercise than people think. Monday for confirming Trump's reported remarks describing Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries" in a closed Oval Office meeting.

Lawmakers are under a March 5 deadline to write legislation to fix the Obama-era DACA program. The meeting was short, tense and often dominated by loud cross-talk and swearing, according to Republicans and Democrats familiar with the meeting.

Two Trump allies who attended the meeting, Sens.

The president's comments have driven the news cycle in Washington, D.C., since last week.

Tom Cotton said in a Friday statement that they did not recall the "shithole" comment, and Cotton on Sunday also accused Durbin of misrepresenting Trump's comments. The incident occurred when senators in Trump's office were discussing measures to protect immigrants in the United States.

Trump made that declaration in the wake of his recent comments about Haiti and African countries.

The U.S. Embassy confirmed it received the request.

The President denied making those comments and told reporters on Sunday that he's not racist.

"I'm not a racist". What is the worst thing that allows bigotry and hate to proliferate is people who... stand by and do nothing when it's said. "He has so many people telling him left and right what to say, what not to say, and maybe it gets confusing".

Perdue and Cotton, who are loyal to Trump and have tried to work closely with the president on immigration policy past year, have not confirmed Durbin's version of events. "He came to me and he said, 'Is there something we can do, a test or some type of screening that we can do, to assess my cognitive ability?' And so I looked into it".

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