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.
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."
Senator Durbin is focused on building additional support for the only bipartisan immigration deal in Congress. https://t.co/RlQtY2g5Nr— Ben Marter (@BenMarter) January 15, 2018
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."