Perdue says he doesn't recall Trump's controversial Haiti comments

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Since Trump's comments were confirmed by multiple other sources who attended the meeting or quickly heard about it, Cotton and Perdue's statement doesn't pass the laugh test. "What the president did call out was the imbalance in our current legal immigration system that does not protect American workers and our national interest".

Perdue, a top ally of the president, was at the Oval Office meeting involving discussion about protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of an immigration compromise when Trump reportedly said: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?".

"We do not recall the president saying these comments specifically", Cotton and Perdue said.

"President Trump brought everyone to the table this week and listened to both sides", the Republicans wrote, referring to Trump's bipartisan meetings on immigration reform.

Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) said Friday that Trump definitely made the remark, and two Republican senators said they had been told about it by others in the meeting. Trump had asked Durbin and Sen.

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"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".

Durbin on Friday called the president's comments "vile and racist", adding that he "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".

In a flurry of tweets Friday morning, Trump had both defended his immigration stance while claiming the reports about his meeting with senators were inaccurate. "But regrettably, it seems that not everyone is committed to negotiating in good faith", they said in a statement. "Something I am most proud of is the relationships that we have built in all of Greensboro and all of the sixth district throughout this community", said Walker.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., whom Durbin said voiced objections to Trump's comments during the meeting, did not dispute the reported remarks in a statement Friday.

The three Democratic and three GOP senators who'd struck their proposed deal had been working for months on how to balance those protections with Trump's demands for border security, an end to a visa lottery aimed at increasing immigrant diversity, and limits to immigrants' ability to sponsor family members to join them in America. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

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