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URGENT - Durbin asserts Trump said 'shithole countries,' disputing Republicans' account

(CNN) -- Sen. Dick Durbin asserted Tuesday that President Donald Trump called certain African nations "shithole count...

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 2:39 PM
Updated: Jan 16, 2018 2:39 PM

(CNN) -- Sen. Dick Durbin asserted Tuesday that President Donald Trump called certain African nations "shithole countries" during a bipartisan meeting on immigration reform at the White House last week, despite evolving explanations from some Republicans. "Let me say they're wrong. I can tell you explicitly they are wrong," the Illinois Democrat told CNN's Jake Tapper in an exclusive sit-down interview. "And let me also say, is that their defense, that S-House is acceptable, S-Hole he would never say? Come on. To think that the President of the United States would refer to any country on Earth as an S-House country, for goodness' sakes, what does that say?"

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