GOP Senator: 'Trump's S**T Hole Comment Is Fake News, He Didn't Even Say It'
Media fire based on fake comment
Republican Sen. David Perdue (Ga.) has said that President Donald Trump did not use the word “shithole” to describe to African nations like Haiti and El Salvador during a White House meeting with lawmakers.
According to an ABC interview: “This Week,” Perdue said the comment attributed to the president in The Washington Post is a “gross misrepresentation.”
“I’m telling you he did not use that word, George. And I’m telling you it’s a gross misrepresentation. How many times do you want me to say that?”
Last week the President allegedly referred to immigrants from African nations, El Salvador and Haiti as coming from "shithole countries."
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump allegedly asked.
According to The Hill: But Perdue insisted on Sunday that the language reported by the newspaper was not used during the meeting.
“The gross misrepresentation was that language was used in there that was not used and also that the tone of that meeting was not contributory and not constructive,” the Georgia Republican said.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who was also present for the meeting, said in a Friday statement that he said his "piece" to Trump over the comments.
"Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday. The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel. I've always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals," Graham said.