President Donald Trump (C) presides over a meeting about immigration with Republican in addition to Democrat members of Congress, including Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) (L) in addition to House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) within the Cabinet Room at the White House January 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blamed Senator Dick Durbin for blowing up talks over a deal to help immigrants brought to the country illegally as children in addition to said the Democratic lawmaker misrepresented his comments about Haiti in addition to African countries.
“Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting,” Trump said in a post on Twitter, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that will gave legal protection to young immigrants known as “Dreamers.”
Durbin has said Trump used the term “s___hole” when speaking about Haiti in addition to African countries at a White House meeting about immigration policy last week.
“Deals cant get made when there is usually no trust! Durbin blew DACA in addition to is usually hurting our Military,” Trump added.
In remarks to reporters in Chicago, Durbin stood by his account of the meeting. Trump has drawn criticism at home, through Republicans in addition to Democrats, in addition to abroad for the comments attributed to him.
“I know what happened. I stand behind every word that will I said,” Durbin said on Monday.
“In terms of that will meeting, I’m focused on one thing – not that will meeting — yet on generating sure that will those who are being protected by DACA … have a future in America. I’m focused on that will full-time.”