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Sen. Dick Durbin refuted President Trump’s tweeted denials thatwhen discussing authorized protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African international locations. Durbin, who was within the assembly with the president when he made the remarks, stated of Mr. , “It isn’t true. He stated these hateful issues, and he stated them repeatedly.”
Durbin attended an occasion in Chicago Friday after which held a press convention on the president’s feedback afterward. He informed reporters how the problem got here up:
When the query was raised about Haitians, for instance, now we have a bunch which have non permanent protected standing in america as a result of they had been the victims of crises and disasters and political upheaval. The biggest group is El Salvadoran. The second is Honduran and the third is Haitian, and once I talked about that reality to him, he stated ‘Haitians? Do we’d like extra Haitians?’ After which he went on and began to explain the immigration from Africa that was being protected on this bipartisan measure. That is the place he used these vile and vulgar feedback, calling the nations they arrive from “sh*tholes” — the precise phrase utilized by the president not simply as soon as, however repeatedly.
Mr. Trump on Friday morning tweeted that he had used “powerful language” however denied he had used the profane phrase.
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