WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) confirmed that he said his "piece" to President Trump in an Oval Office meeting Thursday at which the commander in chief allegedly derided immigrants from "shithole" countries. Graham, who was one of a handful of senators inside the meeting to discuss immigration reform, issued a statement that touched on his version of what unfolded as another lawmaker in the room, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), told MSNBC that Graham confronted Trump on his remarks. The Washington Post reported that Trump made the comment during an Oval Office meeting with immigration negotiators including Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and
DACA - Obama broke the law when he illegally used an executive order to supersede congressional action concerning DACA. The USA has spent billions upon billions of USA taxpayer dollars since 1950 on foreign aid to third world hellholes to improve the lives of their citizens. After all these years there are still the hellholes. President Trump is correct! Let the citizens of those hellholes clean up their own societies.
So, we at last have a President who tells it like it is and these dummy Republicans are so wrapped up in Liberal ´New Speak´ political correctness, they become outraged by such truth telling. You know what? I´m sick to death of them and their phony haughtiness.
I run all over the Southwestern USA for work and recreation. You don´t have to go to Africa or the Caribbean to find sh*tholes. We have plenty of them right here in our own back yard. There are some Indian reservations out here for which Third World status would be a step up.
Cotton said he didn’t say it , Graham & Durbin said he did. Who do you believe?Why in the world did Trump have Graham & Flake in the meeting?They are two of the biggest fake republicans besides McCain in the senate..SC can do better than Graham.
Let´s all calm down. Remember, for most of his life, President Trump was a democrat, it´s only been the last few years he became a Republican. It´s going to take him awhile to learn to act like a normal, decent American.
Realize that all the leftistliberal Democrats have left to attack President Trump is a bogus race card.
In this matter, the Senators were in a “closed door” private meeting with the President at the White House to discuss changes in the immigration laws. In that case all the participants in the meeting are entitled to a level of confidentiality, so that the participants can openly discuss their current positions on the issue. Running to the liberal media in an attempt to embarrass the President is not cool and serves no purpose other then to try to gain a Democrat political advantage.
In this case it already appears to have backfired, as most of the people in the country know that Trump was echoing their view when it comes to “S**thole” countries sending masses of their unwanted poor, uneducated, unskilled, and socialist oriented populations to the USA where a big percentage of them then depend on government provided social welfare benefits and services to survive.
Maybe it´s my reading comprehension, but I don´t see Graham confirming Trump using the cesspool language. I see him proclaiming he objected to, and confronted the president on the idea of immigration from perceived failed states, and he (Graham) oddly enough, ranked Ireland among them. But the s--thole still begins and ends with Durbin. Fitting. P.S. Who are the racists who assume all s-holes countries are African? Take a peek at the Adriatic and Black Sea states then get back to me.
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