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Trump is wrong about you: An open letter to students from 'shitholes'

Trump is wrong about you: An open letter to students from 'shitholes'

A handful of senators who attended the meeting, including Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), confirmed that Trump made the comment.

Without explicitly denying using the vulgarity, Trump on Monday lashed out at the Democratic senator, who said Trump uttered it on several occasions.

"DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our military", Trump said earlier on Twitter.

As usual, shortly after, Trump unleashed a string of tweets about DACA and denied the offensive remarks.

Trump drew widespread criticism last week after he reportedly referred to African countries as "shithole" countries.

Two other senators, Republicans David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, initially said they did not hear Trump use the "s***hole" term then later said he did not say it.

President Donald Trump is not a racist, Rep. Mark Meadows says.

In remarks to reporters at a dinner photo opportunity with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in West Palm Beach, Florida, Trump said when asked if he is a racist, "No, I'm not a racist".

The secretary of the Homeland Security Department is testifying under oath that she "did not hear" President Donald Trump use a certain vulgarity to describe African countries. People briefed on the conversation say that during the meeting the president also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the U.S.

Justice Department to re-try Sen. Bob Menendez on bribery, corruption charges
Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after an earlier trial ended in a deadlocked jury last fall . The judge declared a mistrial after interviewing jurors in his office, saying that there was "no alternative".

Asked by CNN's Jim Acosta whether he said he wanted more people to come to the United States from Norway, Trump said, "We want them to come in from everywhere, everywhere".

"In 2013 - the gross misrepresentation was that language was used in [the meeting] that was not used, and also that the tone of that meeting was not contributory and not constructive", Perdue said Sunday on ABC News' "This Week".

Rand Paul was one of 11 candidates who were up against Trump during the 2016 Republican presidential primary.

DACA, which is an acronym for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, allows illegal immigrants who came here before they turned 16 to apply for protection from deportation.

"I know what was said, and I know what I said", Graham said.

"We have a lot of sticking points but they're all Democrat sticking points", he said.

Perdue maintained on "This Week" that the focus on what Trump allegedly said in the White House meeting was being used to prevent any deals on immigration. "I never had a problem", she said, dismissing allegations that Trump had raped her.

Administration officials and lawmakers spent the holiday weekend debating the precise presidential vulgarity used, and moved to cast last Thursday's White House meeting as a salty affair, with expletives flying in all directions.

Regarding claims the president has been abusive or acted in an untoward manner toward women, Ms. Trump said she was "treated fantastic" when she was married to him from 1977 to 1992.


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