The physician's press briefing came after Trump underwent his first physical exam as president on Friday at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. And, eventually, Graham changed tack. The path to a deal seems even more complicated after last week's coarse Oval Office conversation, and Trump has accused Durbin of undermining the trust necessary to reach an agreement.
The president of the United States is a racist - and a chronic liar, too. In late November, Graham assailed the President's critics in the media during an interview on CNN. "Did President Trump use this word or a substantially similar word to describe certain countries?" Last week, a federal court in California issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration's decision.
"I know what was said and I know what I said", Graham told The Post and Courier. "I don't think he wants to be sidelined like Jeff Flake".
Trump blamed Democrats on Sunday for poisoning chances for a deal between key GOP and Democratic lawmakers in deciding the fate of the hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought to the United States illegally.
"I stand by my words", Durbin, a Democrat from IL, told the co-hosts.
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-San Antonio, said bipartisan efforts are needed to resolve thorny issues beyond a DACA fix, among them reauthorizing the Children's Health Insurance Program.
The key message, the official said: Emphasize that the United States has a "deep respect" for people from Africa and that the US relationship with any country is deeper than any one comment.
So no one should be offended by Trump's nasty and discriminatory aspersions. He'll be working with White House cooks to cut calories, while encouraging Trump to get some low-impact exercise.
The White House did not deny the language, nor did the several Republicans in the meeting.
"Of course people from #Norway would love to move to a country where people are far more likely to get shot, live in poverty, get no healthcare because they are poor, get no paid parental leave or subsidised daycare, and see fewer women in political power". Then came lots of profanity, including the "shithole countries" remark. Miller had regained the upper hand.
The African ambassadors said they are "concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the US administration towards Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of colour". Republicans believe that many Democrats - especially senators seeking re-election this year - will have a tough time voting against the program, which they have called a top priority. The White House has not officially commented anything about this.
But the President himself and his top advisers continued to tell reporters on Wednesday that the bill was not what the White House was looking for, virtually assuring the measure had no chance of moving forward as it is.
President Trump's intent could not be more explicit: He wants immigration policies that admit white people and shut the door to black and brown people. The group included Democrat Richard Durbin and Republican Lindsey Graham.
For those who considered border security the priority, the legislation called for hiring 19,200 Border Patrol agents, building another 700 miles of fences and adding more mobile surveillance and ground sensors. This is not who we are.
"We'd be insane to want them to leave".
So many lies are told in Trumpworld that journalists scramble to keep track of them; so do Americans.