Sens. David Perdue and Tom Cotton released a joint statement in response to backlash over President Trump’s “shithole countries” remarks, claiming that they “do not recall the President saying these comments specifically.”
Read the full statement below: “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.
We, along with the President, are committed to solving an issue many in Congress have failed to deliver on for decades.” — Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue
In an Oval Office meeting on immigration with Sens. Dick Durbin and Lindsay Graham on Thursday, President Trump argued against restoring protections for people who arrived in the U.S. from El Salvador, Haiti, and African countries.