GOP senator: Leaking Trump’s alleged Oval Office comments ‘undermines trust’

Sen. Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyTrump allies see 's---hole' controversy as overblown GOP senator: Leaking Trump’s alleged Oval Office comments ‘undermines trust’ Dems quiz Trump HHS nominee on drug pricing MORE (R-La.) said on Friday that the leaking of President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE's comments calling Haiti and African nations "shithole countries" during an Oval Office Meeting only works to undermine trust. 

"It undermines trust going forward. Whatever was or was not said, if you disagree with what the fellow or gal says disagree with them publicly then but to go out and kind of report it is going to undermine trust," Cassidy said on the Fox News Channel.

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"Not [just] for this issue, but for future issues, it's just a rule of human contact, whether it's a marriage, a friendship or a political negotiation," he added. 

Cassidy's comments come after The Washington Post reported Trump's comments on Thursday.

Trump denied the report in a tweet on Friday, saying that he did not use such language.

Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinMcCarthy: ‘No deadline on DACA’ Ex-Sheriff David Clarke: Trump only one who 'cares about black American citizens' DHS chief takes heat over Trump furor MORE (D-Ill.), who was at the meeting, confirmed the comments on Friday. 

“In the course of his comments, [Trump] said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist,” Durbin told reporters. 

“I cannot believe in this history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday," Durbin said.

Cassidy called the controversy a distraction and said lawmakers need to focus on the issue that was at hand during the Oval Office meeting: immigration.