It didn’t take much for Democrats to take the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) negotiation to a new low, seeing how they had no intention of reaching any kind of compromise with President Trump.
As for what was said during the negotiations, it just comes down to whom you believe.
President Donald Trump on Friday offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries a day earlier, according to a person who spoke to the president as criticism of his comments ricocheted around the globe.
In his meeting with a group of senators, he had questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to one participant and people briefed on the remarkable Oval Office conversation.
Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the only Democrat in the room, said Trump had indeed said what he was reported to have said. The remarks, Durbin said, were “vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content.” He said Trump used the most vulgar term “more than once.”
— Washington Post, 1/12/18
The majority of the media ran with Durbin’s assertion but few repeated that some in attendance never heard the president saying the word in question until it was in their face.
The take-our-word-for-it media also neglected to tell the public that Senator Durbin has a history of lying to the media, about meetings in the White House, and directly to the American people. A fairly important point that puts anything he said (or will say) in proper context.
9/30/14: Durbin Caught Lying About IRS Contact at Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Session
Dick Durbin flat-out lied to the Tribune editorial board. This is important because we don’t know how deep Dick Durbin’s role was in the IRS scandal that he himself characterized as reminiscent of the worst abuses of the Richard Nixon era.
— Jim Oberweis, Illinois State Senator, 25th District
10/23/13: Both the (Obama) White House and House speaker’s office denied his claims
Sen. Durbin’s accusation is a serious one, and it appears to have been invented out of thin air. The senator should disclose who told him this account of events, retract his reckless allegation immediately, and apologize.
— Brendan Buck, Speaker Boehner spokesman, statement
10/1/13: Sen. Dick Durbin gave false facts about his own daughter in Obamacare speech
Sen. Dick Durbin movingly described his sick child’s preexisting condition as a reason to support Obamacare last week, but the Illinois Democrat neglected to mention that his late daughter was easily covered by existing insurance and sent her to one of the best children’s hospitals in the country, to which he earmarked millions of dollars from 2002-2010.
The media (national and local) are asking the American people what their thoughts are on what Durbin claims the president said; not if they believe he actually said it, so we ask you….
Let’s not forget as mentioned in a previous piece, “according to the Constitution, a congressman and/or senator can say ANYTHING they want about ANYONE on the floor and can’t be held in any way liable in any body outside of that building.”
They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.
— United States Constitution (Article I, Section 6, Clause 1)
Well, we will question him because there IS cause and justification for doubt.
Most notably, it was former Senator Harry Reid who repeatedly went to the floor and accused then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney of not paying his taxes and when called on his inaccuracy after the election, he casually replied “He didn’t win, did he?” So we all know Democrats are not beyond blatantly lying on protected office hours and the media is okay with that.
And we won’t get into the vile comments liberal Democrats have publicly shared regarding President Trump and his supporters; sexist, racist, anything goes.
“So we actually executed this plan as well as I could have expected: We got a UN mandate, we built a coalition, it cost us $1 billion—which, when it comes to military operations, is very cheap. We averted large-scale civilian casualties, we prevented what almost surely would have been a prolonged and bloody civil conflict. And despite all that, Libya is a mess.”
Mess is the president’s diplomatic term; privately, he calls Libya a “shit show,” in part because it’s subsequently become an isis haven—one that he has already targeted with air strikes. It became a shit show, Obama believes, for reasons that had less to do with American incompetence than with the passivity of America’s allies and with the obdurate power of tribalism.
— The Atlantic, 4/16
… but that was Obama.