Dick Durbin caused quite a firestorm last week when he claimed President Trump said some countries were just ‘S***holes.’ Since then, the media has been accusing the president of being a racist and worse for these closed-door comments. But now it looks like Durbin made the whole thing up and now we know why.
Durbin was the only Democrat in the closed-door meeting about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). And he’s the only one to accuse President Trump of making these comments. In fact, Senator David Perdue (R-GA) said it never happened:
Speaking to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on “This Week,” Perdue slammed reports that Trump used the word “s—hole” to reference Haiti and Africa during a bipartisan immigration meeting on Thursday.
“I’m telling you he did not use that word, George,” Perdue said. “And I’m telling you it’s a gross misrepresentation.”
And Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) also backed the president:
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., had released a joint statement on Friday with Perdue, denying the offensive language.
“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. 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.”
Earlier today Durbin was at the Gale Community Academy in Rogers Park for a Martin Luther King Day celebration. When asked about the comments he tipped his hand and practically admitted that he used the ‘S***hole’ accusation as a bargaining chip in the DACA negotiations. He claimed that the only way Trump could prove he’s not a racist is if he approves DACA:
And, he noted, “If Trump’s not a racist, Durbin said, “the president and the Republican Party have a chance to prove it” through a bipartisan compromise on immigration that helps the so-called “Dreamers” — people who were brought here illegally as children, through no fault of their own. President Obama had protected them through the DACA program, which stood for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, but Trump wants to end the program.
So there it is, just another slimeball tactic by a shady Democrat. He is trying to publicly shame President Trump into approving amnesty for illegal aliens. What a disgrace.
Crossposted from our sister site at Capitol Conservative.