Published: Wed, January 17, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Trump aides debate which version of vulgarity Trump uttered

Trump aides debate which version of vulgarity Trump uttered

"I don't know if there was some other recording device that was being used within the Oval Office. They were not made", he said.

The Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) said on Monday that it had met counterparts at the United States embassy and the USA charge d'affaires to "express SA's concerns with regard to the reports about statements that were allegedly made by President Donald Trump with regard to Africa and certain other countries".

"The language of @DonaldTrump that the African continent, Haiti and El Salvador are "shithole countries" is extremely unfortunate".

US President Donald Trump on Sunday pushed for a merit-based immigration system, saying he wants only those people who can help America become "strong and great again".

"You've seen the comments in the press". It is not true. Durbin said the remarks were "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content".

She said the president could have been referring to the stark economic differences between Haiti and Norway. "That's their choice", Durbin said. I don't dispute that the president was using tough language.


Mr Trump also denied making the statements attributed to him, but avoided specifics about what he did or did not say. Trump also reportedly asked why the USA couldn't attract more immigrants from Norway. "I don't believe that a majority of the Republican Party agrees with the president, whichever word that he used".

Trump commented as Durbin was presenting details of a compromise immigration plan that included providing $1.6 billion for a first installment of the president's long-sought border wall. He talked about the hot-button topic of DACA and said that "Democrats were not helping" and that they did not want to make a deal. "No, I am not a racist", he said. "I can tell you explicitly they are wrong", the Illinois Democrat told CNN's Jake Tapper in an exclusive sit-down interview.

Aides to the president are locked in an internal debate over which version of the word the president used to describe certain countries during immigration talks with senators.

Georgia Senator David Perdue and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton had issued a statement on Friday saying they "do not recall the President saying those comments specifically". Did you say that you wanted more people coming in from Norway?

"Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?"

The internal debate in the West Wing is over whether Trump said "s***hole" or "s***house". On Monday before the tweet, Durbin defended himself during a Martin Luther King Day event at Gale Community Academy in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood. "No more Lotteries!" Trump's tweets came just hours after his administration resumed receiving renewal applications for "Dreamers" under the DACA programme following a federal court order blocking the administration from ending the program. I think back of presidents throughout history, and I can not imagine a moment where a president sunk to that depth.

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