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 CottonBipartisan group introduces retirement savings legislation in Senate Overnight Defense: Fallout from tense NATO summit | Senators push to block ZTE deal in defense bill | Blackwater founder makes new pitch for mercenaries to run Afghan war Hillicon Valley: DOJ appeals AT&T-Time Warner ruling | FBI agent testifies in heated hearing | Uproar after FCC changes rules on consumer complaints | Broadcom makes bid for another US company | Facebook under fire over conspiracy sites MORE (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) should get hearing aids after they said they did not recall President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want to use 'adversary' to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism 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 DurbinSenate Dems press for info on any deals from Trump-Putin meeting Too many Americans go to prison but Congress can fix this problem This week: GOP mulls vote on ‘abolish ICE’ legislation 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.