Haitian government summons United States official to explain Trump's comment

Haitian government summons United States official to explain Trump's comment

You were in the Oval Office meeting that's gotten a lot of attention this week where the president reportedly used a vulgar and derogatory term.

If Congress doesn't reach agreement on crucial immigration issues and pass a spending bill, the costly outcome would be a government shutdown. Instead, just as Attorney General Jeff Sessions had before the Senate intelligence committee in June, they simply said they could not recall what had happened.

Manchin sounded hopeful that Democrats and Republicans could continue to work together to deliver bipartisan immigration reform.

Meanwhile this weekend, debate raged over what Trump said in the Thursday meeting - and whether he had said it at all.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), who attended the meeting with Trump, has publicly confirmed that "he said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly". But two immigration hard-liners, Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who was at the meeting.

Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) wrote that they "do not recall the President saying those comments specifically" - but conspicuously didn't outright deny that he said them. Dick Durbin, who confirmed reports that Trump made the "shithole" remarks.

Perdue, in a joint statement with Sen.

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Lashing out at Perdue and Cotton's comments on Sunday, Durbin's Communications Director Ben Marter tweeted, 'Credibility is something that's built by being consistently honest over time'.

The senator then accused Durbin of misrepresenting what happened at the meeting.

Cotton said, "I didn't hear that word either. We're Americans", she told CNN's Jake Tapper. "So statements at the eleventh hour are not going to distract me", he said, Politico reported. Trump said the US should instead welcome more people from countries such as Norway. "Let's take the whole scenario and put different words in there", Paul, reasoned, absurdly, trying to reframe Trump's comments as a perfectly reasonable demand for higher-skilled immigrants. "We have to stand up".

While Democrats have expressed openness to a deal that would combine legal status for "dreamers", as the group of young immigrants brought illegally as children are known, with funding for border security measures, Republicans have tried to broaden the talks.

Cotton went on to complain that the immigration system is broken and "un-American" because it allows families to stay together.

President Trump does not represent them. "That's one of the most un-American immigration systems that I can imagine".

"We must not give up or give in", Lewis said.

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