Democrats blasted after the meeting with Donald Trump and the salacious leak about a supposed Presidential comment. Republican Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA), take on Senator Dick Durban (D-IL) for negotiating in bad faith. They see this as proof that the Democrats do not want a deal. What the Democrats want is a political talking point to take into the election season.
So far, it is only Senator Durban that heard the remark by President Trump referring to s###hole countries. That makes this an unsubstantiated claim by a hostile Democrat? The mainstream media was more than willing to take up the issue and run with it.
As Written and Reported By Kristina Wong for Breitbart:
Democrats participating in discussions on immigration reform with Republicans and the White House are not participating in “good faith,” said two Republican senators on Friday.
“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,” said Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA), who have been heavily involved in the discussions.
They also disputed Sen. Dick Durbin’s (D-IL) accusation that President Trump questioned why the U.S. would accept immigrants from “shithole” countries like Haiti, El Salvador, and those in Africa instead of places like Norway.
Both Cotton and Perdue were in the Oval Office meeting in which Trump allegedly made those remarks, and Durbin said he heard them.
“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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