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Both Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue were in the room when Trump apparently made his ‘sh**hole’ comments yesterday. However they claim they don’t remember Trump making these comments, according to CBS . . .
To set this up with more context, he was prepared to fully own the comment and thought his base would love it.
Quote:Almost immediately after The Washington Post broke the news on Thursday night, White House spokesman Raj Shah was out with a statement that not only seemed to confirm that Trump had said what he said but also worked to defend it.

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people," Shah said.

Then, soon after Shah's comment, came this from an anonymous White House official to CNN's Kaitlan Collins, "The President's 'shithole' remark is being received much differently inside of the White House than it is outside of it. Though this might enrage Washington, staffers predict the comment will resonate with his base, much like his attacks on NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem did not alienate it."
According to Collins, Trump spent Thursday evening making calls to friends and associated to gauge how they believed the "shithole countries" story was playing. One White House official told Collins that Trump's calls amounted to a "victory lap."

If Trump had really not used the word "shithole" (or something very like it), then why would the White House not come out and issue a blanket denial and a condemnation of the reporting? Why, rather than doing that, would they issue a statement that sought to own his "shithole countries" comment and make political hay out of it?
The answer, of course, is because he said it.

He only backed off because the TV told him to.
Progladytes feigning outrage, nothing more, nothing less.
Man, it's been surreal watching the news. Never thought I'd see the day when even NPR said "shithole."
(01-12-2018, 10:27 PM)chootspa Wrote: [ -> ]Man, it's been surreal watching the news. Never thought I'd see the day when even NPR said "shithole."

It is what it is. Brought to the good ol' USA by the shithole presidency.
Saw a video on the Facebooks that just compiled all the instances of TV news saying "shithole."