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Fox's Wallace: Pelosi's 'five white guys' comment is 'a parking ticket' compared to Trump's 's---hole countries'

Fox News host Chris Wallace said Friday that House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiLawmakers feel pressure on guns Former Pelosi challenger: I have no 'interest in running for leadership again' Congress punts fight over Dreamers to March MORE's (D-Calif.) comments around "five white guys" working on immigration reform for the GOP is merely "a parking ticket" when compared to President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE's "shithole countries" comment around immigration from Haiti, El Salvador and countries in Africa. 

Wallace's remark comes as the president's comment has dominated cable news on Thursday night and Friday and even resulted in National Urban Radio Network White House correspondent and CNN contributor April Ryan shouting a question at Trump during a Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration asking if he "was a racist." 
 
"It was a dumb remark," Wallace said of Pelosi's "five white guys" comment to anchor Sandra Smith on Fox's "America's Newsroom." 
 
"It was representative of the identity politics that Democrats play. Instead of talking about these five individuals who are having this meeting — it was the top vote counters in the House and the Senate, both Republican and Democrat, and also the chief of staff, John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE at the White House," the "Fox News Sunday" host continued. "It was a dumb remark, but I have to say, in all fairness, it’s a parking ticket compared to what the president allegedly said.”
 
Smith played a clip of Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinAmerica’s waning commitment to the promise of the First Amendment Senate rejects Trump immigration plan What to watch for in the Senate immigration votes MORE (D-Ill.) stating the president said "shithole countries" in regards to certain nations, which Durbin characterized as "vile and vulgar" and painful "to so many people," she asked Wallace about Trump's apparent denial of the remark.
 
"Chris, I’ll remind everybody that the President said he didn’t use that language," Smith said. "Dick Durbin was in the room and he says he did.”

“Again, the President has not specifically denied that. He has specifically denied that he said, ‘Why do we need more Haitians? Get them out.’ On the s-hole remark, he hasn’t specifically denied that," Wallace noted. 
 
"He just said, ‘I didn’t use the language they quoted.’ But again, specifically it was only the remark about the Haitians. It is kind of an extraordinary moment when we have to caution viewers about language that the president apparently said in the Oval Office writing off whole countries including a whole continent, Africa. It is pretty extraordinary.”

Two GOP senators said Friday they "do not recall" President Trump's reference to "shithole countries" during an Oval Office meeting on immigration. 

Sens. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonGOP looks for Plan B after failure of immigration measures Senate rejects Trump immigration plan Our intelligence chiefs just want to tell the truth about national security MORE (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) issued a joint statement saying they did not recall the president making the exact comments and called out Durbin for confirming the comments. 

"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," the senators wrote.