Senators Durbin, Graham Challenge Trumps Denial Over Sh*thole Remark
Republican Sen. Lindsey GrahamonMondayseemed to back reports of President Trump calling Haiti and African nations shithole countries at an immigration meeting last week. Graham, one of a handful of lawmakers present at the controversial meeting, had earlier claimed hed said his piece to the president over certain comments, though he stopped short of voicing what the comments were. Asked about denials of the comments by Trump and two other lawmakers, Graham told The Post and Courier, My memory hasnt evolved. I know what was said and I know what I said. Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin also stood by his account of the meeting, saying, I know what happened. I stand by every word that I said. Durbin had earlier confirmed reports that Trump used the term shithole countries,calling the comments hate-filled, vile, and racist. Meanwhile, Republican Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue continue to stand by Trump, saying they do not recall the president making these comments specifically.