Durbin, Trump Spar Over Vulgar Language Used to Describe Immigrants

Dominique Dufresne
Janvier 20, 2018

Senator Tim Scott, his Republican colleague, who is African-American, told reporters that Graham had confirmed the essentials of the report to him; Graham didn't dispute that.

What Trump asked last Thursday was: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” From the context – he was meeting with congressmen and senators who were working on immigration issues – it's clear that by ‘shithole countries' he meant Central American and African countries. Trump denied the claims, and said he is not a racist. But perhaps he also listened to what the other Republicans were saying, and had an insight that they would, indeed, back him up.

The White House has not substantively disputed accounts of the episode, in which Trump is said to have used the term "shithole" to describe African countries of origin for potential immigrants to the U.S. The revelations, semi-denials and continuing comments have cast a pall over the White House's legislative agenda, brought the country closer to the brink of a government shutdown and sparked international outrage. "We are finding that more Republicans are willing to step up now, distancing themselves from those outrageous comments by the president and really I hope to join us in a bipartisan effort to solve this problem".

Durbin said that while this week has been a strange one for his political career, he believes more Republicans will distance themselves from the president. "Deals can't get made when there is no trust!" he wrote Monday evening. He then pleaded for Trump to return to a more rational approach to immigration negotiations. Instead, he objected to the proposal to eliminate the "lottery" part of the visa lottery but preserve the "diversity" part, saying it would benefit African "shithole countries".

To Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., the president's message apparently came through. U.S. Sens Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) disputed Durbin's account.

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"I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed".

Mr Trump stands accused of using "s***hole" to describe various nations during an immigration meeting with a bipartisan group of six senators. "Our collective voice in this hour must always be louder than the one who sometimes does not reflect the legacy of my father".

According to a poll from Business Insider's partner MSN, 48% of respondents thought Trump's comment was racist, while 51% said it wasn't and 1% wasn't sure.

"I think I know why".

Trump represents a significant symbol of white supremacy, non-white countries should not be worried about Trump the individual but rather about the symbol that he represents.

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The HuffPost/YouGov poll consisted of 1,000 completed interviews conducted Jan. 11-12 among U.S. adults, using a sample selected from YouGov's opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population. It's almost unimaginably hard to figure out a way to "end chain migration" that would both pass Congress and avoid a collapse of the immigration system, but it's still a discussion that can happen.

Trump has not clarified to aides what he said.

The 34-year-old's comment sparked immediate reaction on Twitter, with people tweeting at the president's son questions like, "If your father only sees green, why did he have to settle with the @CivilRights for housing discrimination against black people?" "He cares about the economy".

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story mistakenly indicated that Sen.

After the meeting, the Democratic senator Dick Durbin said Trump had made repeated "hate-filled, vile and racist" remarks.

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