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Sen. Graham: 'My Memory Hasn't Evolved' on Trump's Comments

Sen. Graham: 'My Memory Hasn't Evolved' on Trump's Comments
(AP)

By    |   Monday, 15 January 2018 12:16 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Monday still wouldn't confirm whether President Donald Trump made the "s***hole" comments last week, but asserted that "I know what was said," he told The Post and Courier.

And in an apparent criticism of other GOP senators' whose stories have changed since Thursday, the South Carolina Republican told the Post and Courier "my memory hasn't evolved."

Further, Graham told the Post and Courier that the immigration meeting with Trump in the White House was "disappointing" and "a step backward."

"I know what was said and I know what I said," Graham told the Post and Courier.

Graham was part of the bipartisan group of lawmakers who met with Trump in the White House on Thursday when the president reportedly referred to Haiti and some African countries as "s***hole countries" while panning the proposal.

Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue on Friday said they didn't "recall" the president making the statement, but then over the weekend changed their tune to say Trump did not make the statement, contradicting Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin's account that Trump made the "vile" and "racist" comments repeatedly.

Graham released a statement Friday saying that he "said my piece" to Trump over whatever was said.

For his part, the president denied using vulgarity to refer to Haiti and Africa, saying only that he used "tough talk."

Trump has continued to tweet over the weekend about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) proposals, including that it's probably dead.

Not so, Graham said Monday.

"We're not going get there by the president tweeting. We're not going to get there by him trying to blame Democrats. That's not going to work," Graham said. "The only pathway forward is a bipartisan deal."

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Sen. Lindsey Graham on Monday still wouldn't confirm whether President Donald Trump made the "s***hole" comments last week, but asserted that "I know what was said," he told The Post and Courier.
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