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Senators Cotton and Perdue comment after accusations regarding Trumps language

Senator Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and Senator David Perdue, R-Georgia, have released a comment after Thursday's meeting at the White House. (MGN)

Senator Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and Senator David Perdue, R-Georgia, have released a comment after Thursday's meeting at the White House.

The purpose of the meeting was to negotiate ways to fix the legal immigration system.

During the meeting, President Trump was accused of using vulgar language to question why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "sh**thole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway in rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal.

Cotton and Perdue released the following joint statement:

President Trump brought everyone to the table this week and listened to both sides. But regrettably, it seems that not everyone is committed to negotiating in good faith. In regards to Senator Durbin’s accusation, we do not recall the President saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest. We, along with the President, are committed to solving an issue many in Congress have failed to deliver on for decades.


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