“US President Donald Trump acknowledged on Friday that he used “tough” language during a meeting on efforts toward a bipartisan immigration deal, but appeared to deny using the term “shithole” to refer to some countries.
“”The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
“However, moments after the tweet, Democract senator Dick Durbin, who was in the bipartisan meeting, confirmed that the president had used the word when the conversation turned to immigration from African nations.
“He said Trump began “calling the nations they come from shitholes – the exact word used by the president, not just once, repeatedly. That was the nature of this conversation.””
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