"The president is watching, I'm still in the phone book".
And others who were there - House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep.
"Dr. King's dream is our dream". She said that the bipartisan proposal rejected by Trump did not address core security issues facing her department and that Trump's administration was not interested in "half measures". "And then to be called into the President's office to explain it to him and find that we've been sandbagged", Durbin added.
"Our president has shown exactly who he is by what he's saying and, you know, people are not ignorant".
Perdue described as a "gross misrepresentation" reports that Trump used the vulgarity.
Aiyi'nah Ford was more blunt: "I think he's the epitome of racism, so many things".
Many Democrats want extending DACA to be a separate issue from building a wall - something they oppose anyway.
Flake said he was in a meeting immediately following the one in which the president made the alleged comments, with some of the same participants.
As battles over immigration and government spending advance with no solution in sight, Senate Democrats are being forced to decide whether they'd support a short-term measure to avert a government shutdown - even if it doesn't include protections for the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought into the United States as children.
The only conclusion to draw from that is that Trump definitely said the word "shithole", right?
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that Trump "hasn't said he didn't use strong language" in the meeting with bipartisan lawmakers in the heated immigration debate last week.
In the aftermath of Trump's reported comments, some, including Haiti and a United Nations spokesman, said his remarks were racist. One person who attended the meeting told aides they heard the latter expletive, while others recalled the president saying the more widely reported "shithole", according to a person briefed on the meeting but not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations.
Republicans held out hope Sunday that a deal can be reached allowing young undocumented immigrants to remain in the USA, despite President Donald Trump saying the effort is "probably dead" amid growing tensions about keeping the government funded past Friday.
Graham assured the 700,000 DACA recipients, "We're not going to leave you behind".
Dick Durbin, D-Chicago, "totally misrepresented" what he said during a meeting last week about DACA.
He said Trump needed to return to his mood and language of January 9, when the president said he wanted a bipartisan deal that continued to protect from deportation about 800,000 people brought to the country illegally as children and was made with "love".
But Paul argued that resorting to such name-calling wasn't helpful - and would undermine lawmakers' efforts to reach a deal on the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and boosting border security and enforcement.
"My memory hasn't evolved", Graham told the Charleston Courier and Post.
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