Illinois Senator Dick Durbin has reported a serious incident against the President, Donald Trump. Mr. Durbin claims that the President referred to nations in Africa as Sh*thole countries. That charge has been denied by the President and other members of Congress who attended that meeting. This is not the first time that Durbin has reported things that no one else heard. Here are the details.
Side Note: The burden of proof is on Durbin. Put up or shut up.
As Written and Reported By Ryan Saavedra for the Daily Wire:
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) accused President Donald Trump on Friday of referring to African countries as “s***holes” during a meeting that they both attended on Thursday.
Durbin told reporters that what Trump said was “hate-filled, vile and racist,” adding that “the most disheartening thing to me is my belief that that was the first time words that hateful had been spoken in the Oval Office of the White House.”
There’s just one problem with Durbin’s claims: He has a history of making up statements from private White House meetings.
In 2013, Politico reported:
“In a ‘negotiation’ meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told [President Barack Obama]: ‘I cannot even stand to look at you,’” Durbin wrote in a post on his Facebook page over the weekend.
However, both the White House and the House speaker’s office denied Durbin’s account of events.
Asked about the post in the White House daily briefing, press secretary Jay Carney said he checked with a participant of the meeting in question.
“I looked into this and spoke with somebody who was in that meeting and it did not happen,” Carney said.
Politico added that Durbin’s office “had no comment on the post and offered no further details.”
“Sen. Durbin’s accusation is a serious one, and it appears to have been invented out of thin air……
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