President Trump Says Durbin ‘Totally Misrepresented’ What Was Said During Meeting

'Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our military'
January 15, 2018 Updated: January 15, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, Jan. 15, said that Democratic Senator Dick Durbin “totally misrepresented” what was said during a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday.

The president now has a nickname for the senator.

“Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting,” he tweeted. “Deals can’t get made when there is no trust! Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military.”

Durbin has claimed Trump used an expletive when talking about African countries at a meeting last week.

But a few days ago, Trump said he didn’t use the term.

“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!,” the president tweeted.

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

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Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) speaking at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012. (Shar Adams/The Epoch Times)

Two Republican senators, David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, said they didn’t hear Trump’s comments. They were at the meeting.

“President Trump brought everyone to the table this week and listened to both sides. But regrettably, it seems that not everyone is committed to negotiating in good faith,” the two senators said in a statement. “In regards to Senator Durbin’s accusation, we do not recall the President saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest.”


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