Trump Just Denied Saying ‘Shithole’, But Senator Who Was In The Meeting Says Trump Is LYING

Donald Trump denied reports Friday morning that he referred to immigrants as coming from “shithole countries,” tweeting to his followers that it wasn’t the language he used. However, later Friday morning Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin confirmed the president said what was reported.

“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.

The tweet appeared to reference the heated Oval Office meeting in which he reportedly made the comment that Haiti, El Salvador and several African countries were “shithole countries.”

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to The Washington Post, which first reported his comments on Thursday.

Trump did not specify in his tweet Friday morning which language he did use, but only said it was “tough.”

Later Friday morning, Trump again refuted reports saying he “never said anything derogatory.”

“Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country,” Trump tweeted. “Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!”

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin fired back at Trump for his denial.

“In the course of his comments, [Trump] said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist,” Durbin told reporters on Friday. “I cannot believe in this history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday.”

Durbin was one of several lawmakers in the meeting. Durbin told reporters that Trump’s comments as reported by the Post were accurate.

“You’ve seen the comments in the press,” Durbin said. “I’ve not seen 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.”

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