Trump tweets: Sen. "Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented" DACA comments

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Donald Trump slammed U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Chicago, in a tweet on Monday, saying that he mispresented his DACA comments. (WLS)

President Trump tweeted Monday that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Chicago, "totally misrepresented" what he said during a meeting last week about DACA.

Trump, who also called him "Dicky Durbin" in the tweet, said: "Deals can't get made when there is no trust! Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military"

Durbin went public on Friday saying that Trump used the word sh*thole when talking about African nations. He was in the meeting with the president regarding a bipartisan compromise on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Durbin said the president used that language repeatedly.

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Trump called out Sen. Dick Durbin in a tweet: "Deals can't get made when there is no trust! Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military."



In response, Durbin's communications director, Ben Marter, tweeted: "Senator Durbin is focused on building additional support for the only bipartisan immigration deal in Congress."



U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and David Perdue, of Georgia, have also said Durbin misrepresented the president's statements.

On Monday before the tweet, Durbin defended himself during a Martin Luther King Day event at Gale Community Academy in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood.

"I know what happened, I stand behind every word that I said, in terms of that meeting," Durbin said.

Sunday night numerous media outlets were reporting the White House was trying to clarify that the President used the term "sh*thouse" instead.



"If they are trying to rescue the White House by this distinction between hole and house, that is a thin reed to try to create a rescue operation," Durbin said.

Trump told reporters Sunday at the White House: "No, no, I'm not a racist," He added: "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you."

"As far as the President denying he is a racist, Durbin said "The President and the Republican Party have a chance to prove that now, if they will help us reach a bi-partisan compromise to protect those who were protected by DACA."
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