President Donald Trump "made clear" in his reported remarks about Haiti and other countries that he wants "white people to come to our country," according to one Democratic senator.
Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, told CNN's "New Day" program on Tuesday that Trump's reportedly calling Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations as "s***hole countries" has proven what many already believed.
She also said that she would ask Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen, who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, where she was grilled about the meeting where Trump reportedly made the comment.
"I'll be asking her a number of questions regarding the president's immigration policies, which he made clear that day… that he wants basically white people to come to our country," she said. "It's hard not to have that interpretation. That's my interpretation."
"I think if the president uses the word, and I will use it — s***hole — to refer to certain countries, I think you would remember," she continued.
Hirono added that she is "very sad" that Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and David Perdue, R-Ga., "are evolving in their recollections."
Cotton and Perdue both attended the meeting and initially, and strenuously, denied hearing Trump use the word "s***hole," but later admitted to hearing him say "s***house" instead.
"They're enabling," Hirono said. "They're enablers to the president."
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