President Donald Trump has turned his Twitter torment on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn.
Trump said U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a deal. Several people who were at the meeting last week or familiar with it said Trump disparaged those countries in vulgar, racially tinged terms.
Without explicitly denying using the vulgarity, Trump on Monday lashed out at the Democratic senator, who said Trump uttered it on several occasions.
Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting. Deals can’t get made when there is no trust! Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2018
Durbin said Monday the White House should release whatever recording it might have of the meeting.
"In the course of his comments, President Trump said things that were hate-filled, vile, and racist," Durbin said in a statement last week. "He used those words, and he used them repeatedly. I cannot believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday."
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