Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Tuesday that President Trump's "shithole" comment was "a horrible moment in the history of our country and the history of the Oval Office in the White House." In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Durbin would not say that Trump is a racist, but "they were hate-filled and they were racial in tone."
"We need more Europeans ... it was pretty clear to me what the President’s message was in that meeting," Durbin said.
Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin: During immigration talks, President Trump said, "we need more Europeans ... it was pretty clear to me what the President’s message was in that meeting." https://t.co/CESS12gQs7 https://t.co/gCTwpnWehC— CNN (@CNN) January 16, 2018
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) doubled down on his assertion that President Donald Trump called African nations "shithole" countries and says Trump's immigration meeting focused more on skin color than it did on jobs.