aside Senators Tom Cotton And David Perdue Are Liars When Denying President’s Racist Comments

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News outlets have been reporting, that while the republican President Donald Trump had been busy on Wednesday evening (1/10/18), calling around to friends and allies about his plans to use profanity when referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries on a Thursday morning (1/11/18) meeting to discuss immigration issues with US Congressional leaders, there were those taking this subject matter seriously preparing for this same meeting, ready to present solutions. The two Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick  Durbin (D-IL) had been working on bi- partisan legislation to address immigration reforms. But the president wasn’t feeling it. 

At the Thursday (1/11/18) gathering, those in attendance included the president, the Republican Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas, David Perdue of Georgia, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, the Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, the Republican House Representatives Kevin McCarthy of California, Robert Goodlatte of Virginia, and Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida.

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During the meeting, the president did his best to kill any bi-partisan attempts to fix DACA, a directive to protect young peoples from deportation who came to the US as children with parents who were not US citizens and don’t know their countries of origin, as well as any other immigration reforms, by referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries, as Skxxthole countries.

Within a day, the detailing of the president’s racist words was headline news after the Washington Post broke the story. These words have echoed around in the world to be received by leaders in disgust. (It is my opinion that the White house Itself leaked this news item).

But the word got out to reporters that the president had been contacting friends and allies by phone that very same evening of 1/11/18, to brag about what he had done in a gleeful mood. He thought this story was playing well with his base. During the weekend, while he was at his resort in Mar-a-Lago, he was observed again boastfully sharing with others his dirty deeds.

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SENS. COTTON AND PERDUE

Meanwhile, the president’s Republican sycophants Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue hit the Sunday TV talk shows, where they both proceeded to lie directly to the American peoples, stating unequivocally that the president never referred to Haiti and African countries in racist terms. This was after they both had issues statements to the media, that they did’t recall hearing the president’s racist references. Then they went even further in their crassness and duplicity, by demanding that Senators Durbin and Graham recant their versions of what occurred. (I would like to ask them, exactly what were the president’s words that Senator Graham overtly challenged?)

The Democratic Senator Dick Durbin verified on 1/12/18, for the record that the president did indeed behave as has been reported in the news. He said,  “I have seen the comments in the press, I have not read one of them that’s inaccurate. In the course of (Trump’s) comments, he said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist. l use those words advisingly, I understand how powerful they are. I cannot believe that in the history of the White House and that Oval Office any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday.” (See: Senator Dick Durbin Fires Back At Trump Denial – Videos – CBS News) He singled out Senator Graham for having displayed the courage to directly confront the President’s about his racist words.

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Later, Senator Graham did go on the record stating that he had responded to the president’s words directly. He commented, “following comments by the president, I said my piece to him, yesterday. The president and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel. I’ve always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals.” ( As per CNBC/ SeeSen. Lindsey Graham: ‘I said my piece’ to Trump during immigration )

Dear Republicans, Are you ever going to hold your standard bearer accountable for his racist views? Your party has two senators, Tom Cotton and David Perdue, who will be forever identified as liars who protected a president with racist leanings. Is this the branding you want associated with the Republican Party? The vast majority of Americans are angry at your complicity to turn this great promise of a land into a shxxhole country.

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Here’s the rest of the story…

On January 14, 2018, Rebecca Savransky of the Hill penned the following report, “Conservative writer: Trump called friends to brag about ‘s—hole countries’ remark”

A conservative columnist said President Trump called friends to brag after the meeting in which the president reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries.”

“It’s weird that people in the room don’t remember Trump using that word when Trump himself was calling friends to brag about it afterwards,” Erick Erickson, who has in the past been critical of Trump, said in a tweet.”

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“I spoke to one of those friends. The President thought it would play well with the base.”Trump faced widespread backlash and accusations of racism after a report he disparaged several nations during a meeting with lawmakers at the White House.”

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump reportedly asked, referring to immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador.”

“The White House initially did not deny the comment, which came as lawmakers work on an immigration deal.”

“In a tweet Friday morning, Trump denied he said “anything derogatory about Haitians.”

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“Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) said Sunday that Trump didn’t use the word“shithole.”

“I’m telling you he did not use that word, George. And I’m telling you it’s a gross misrepresentation. How many times do you want me to say that?” Perdue said during an interview on ABC’s “This Week.”

“A report last week said Trump defended his comment in private.”

“Citing a person who spoke with the president, The Associated Press reported that Trump doubled down on his reported comments from this week, defending the remark as not racist but a “straightforward assessment” of the living conditions in the countries discussed.”

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10 comments

  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    As I read this, I can’t believe how low some will stoop … and for what?
    These are bold face lies against colleagues!
    What is their intention and purpose? The idiot in the Oval Office can come for them too … no matter their ‘loyalty’!
    Cotton and Purdue have sold their integrity (if they ever had any) to the DEVIL himself!

    • Dear Horty,

      These two senators will go down in infamy known as liars. They deserve this branding as they made a choice to follow the path of a racist president. There maybe a base of voters who approve of this behavior but the vast majority of Americans don’t and they will find this truth out on Nov, 2018.

      Thanks a million times over for all of your support and for this reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

      • I couldn’t believe when I read that Cotton had gone on TV and called Durbin a LIAR!! I have no words … this is out of the ordinary. They are corrupt, spineless and opportunistic. I hope their constituents see this and vote them out. I’m beyond amazed!!
        You are most welcome, my dearest friend!! ❤

  2. Gronda, we are on the same page this morning. I shared a letter I wrote to the editor of the Atlanta Journal Constitution asking for moral courage from the Senator from Georgia, a state I used to live in. It is similar to the letter I posted on Perdue and Cotton’s websites, which I encourage folks to do.

    In addition to the purposeful lying to defend a man who would throw them under the bus if needed, several things trouble me about this story. The man in the White House thought it was a good idea to debase countries in a racist manner. He made this terrible decision to appeal to his base, which is unfortunately how he makes many decisions, and then he showed how he is not accountable trying to disown the comments when they back fired. In essence, this whole sequence is a metaphor for the man’s nature – a poorly planned, racist decision that he is now lying about. Why do people support this man? Keith

    • Dear Keith,

      What is so sad about everything you write, is that the president was gleeful about making these racist comments which were deliberate and premeditated.He has not suffered a second thought about what he did to impede progress on DACA reforms.

      What is worse is, that two republican senators were foolish enough to go on national TV to lie on the president’s behalf, who could care less about them or the 900,000 dreamers’s lives that he has just trampled all over without a second thought.

      Hugs, Gronda

      • Gronda, it also shows clearly that the open meeting earlier in the week was staged to reveal a President competent to lead an engaging meeting. Yet, he agreed with the last person who spoke even when it veered from his stated policy. Wolff noted that he claims to be a great negotiater, but his cronies say he does not involve himself in negotiations as it requires homework and due diligence. Keith

  3. They are not very impressive folk are they. They still have not worked out the constituency is The Nation.
    I was no great fan of Bush jnr & his administration but at least they made an effort to embrace the whole nation.

  4. Dear Roger,

    I personally liked President Bush,but he made some huge mistakes in judgement with immeasurable negative consequences like the 2003 invasion into Iraq and the mishandling of Katrina.

    At least, I was not embarrassed by him.

    Hugs, Gronda

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