Gee, what a surprise. After claiming just last Friday that they “couldn’t recall” Trump using the term “shithole” to describe Haiti and African nations, Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) have had their memories restored and can now state, unequivocally, that Trump never used the word “shithole.”
.@sendavidperdue, who originally said he did not recall Ã¢ÂÂs***holeÃ¢ÂÂ comments in his meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office, now tells me on @ThisWeekABC that the president Ã¢ÂÂdid not use that wordÃ¢ÂÂ #ThisWeek pic.twitter.com/zOituwkDgS
— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) January 14, 2018
.@SenTomCotton on immigration meeting and reported Trump comments: Ã¢ÂÂI didnÃ¢ÂÂt hear it and I was sitting no further away from Donald Trump than Dick Durbin was.Ã¢ÂÂ Says @SenatorDurbin Ã¢ÂÂhas a historyÃ¢ÂÂ of misrepresenting what happens in WH meetings. pic.twitter.com/t3GQILBSmj
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) January 14, 2018
Perdue and Cotton both flat-out called Dick Durbin a liar, and, by extension, called their fellow Republican senators, Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, liars, as well.
We shouldn’t expect any less. The debasing of the Republican Party under Trump continues, unabated.
As I note in a comment, below, the obvious follow-up is never asked:
”So you are not only calling Dick Durbin a liar, you are also calling Tim Scott and, by extension, Lindsey Graham, liars, correct?”
Embarrassing, if expected, non-performance from the Sunday morning Beltway interviewers.