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Brokaw suggests GOP senators who didn't hear Trump remarks should get hearing aids

Brokaw suggests GOP senators who didn't hear Trump remarks should get hearing aids

News anchor Tom Brokaw suggested on Saturday that 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.) should get hearing aids after they said they did not recall 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 referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as "shithole countries" during a White House meeting. 

 

The Washington Post first reported on Thursday that Trump made the controversial remarks during an Oval Office meeting on immigration reform. 

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After 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.) said he had heard Trump make the comments during the meeting, Cotton and Perdue issued a joint statement saying they did not recall hearing 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 said. 

Trump denied making "derogatory" comments about Haitians in a tweet on Friday but said he used "tough" language in the meeting.