Sunday shows preview: Fallout over Trump's 's---hole' comment

Sunday shows preview: Fallout over Trump's 's---hole' comment
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Key lawmakers are expected to offer up insight on President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House counsel called Trump 'King Kong' behind his back: report Trump stays out of Arizona's ugly and costly GOP fight Trump claims he instructed White House counsel to cooperate with Mueller MORE's hectic week in the White House on the Sunday talk show circuit this week, including the fallout over Trump's "shithole countries" comment.

Trump shocked U.S. lawmakers and foreign governments this week when he called Haiti, El Salvador and certain African nations "shithole countries" during a closed-door Oval Office meeting on immigration Thursday. 

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, while discussing protections for immigrants from several countries.

Trump then reportedly said the U.S. should bring in more immigrants from countries like Norway.

In a statement, the White House did not deny Trump’s “shithole” comments.

But Friday morning, Trump denied saying “anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country” and said that while he used “tough language” in the meeting with lawmakers, “this was not the language used.”

Longtime Georgia Democratic Rep. John LewisJohn LewisTrump, Obamas and Clintons among leaders mourning Aretha Franklin Obama to receive RFK Human Rights award Bill Russell: Being criticized by Trump is the 'biggest compliment you can get' MORE, a prominent leader of the civil rights movement of the 1960's, announced this week that he "cannot in all good conscience" attend Trump's first State of the Union address this month because of the comments he said were tone deaf. 

Sen. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonSentencing reform deal heats up, pitting Trump against reliable allies The Hill's Morning Report: Dems have a majority in the Senate (this week) Cotton: Reducing mandatory minimum sentencing isn’t reform, it’s jailbreak MORE (R-Ark.), a conservative senator present at the immigration meeting will appear on CBS's "Face the Nation." Cotton issued a  statement with Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) on Friday saying they "do not recall" Trump explicitly making the remarks. 

But the senators said Trump did "call out" issues in the current U.S. immigration system. Perdue will also appear on ABC's "This Week." 

Here's a list of this weekend's must-watch shows, courtesy of The Associated Press

ABC's "This Week" - Republican Sens. David Perdue (Ga.), Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeTrump stays out of Arizona's ugly and costly GOP fight Voters will punish Congress for ignoring duty on war and peace GOP Senate candidate truncates Trump tweet in campaign mailer MORE (Ariz.), Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulHillicon Valley: Trump escalates feud with intel critics | Tesla shares fall after troubling Musk interview | House panel considers subpoena for Twitter's Jack Dorsey | Why Turkish citizens are breaking their iPhones Overnight Defense: Trump cancels military parade, blames DC for cost | DC mayor hits back | Pentagon warns China 'likely' training for strikes against US | Turkey refuses to release US pastor On Russia we need diplomacy, not just sanctions MORE (R-Ky.)

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerBusinesses fear blowback from Russia sanctions bill Senate GOP campaign arm asking Trump to endorse McSally in Arizona: report When it comes to drone tech, wildfire officials need the rights tools for the job MORE (R-Colo.)

CNN's "State of the Union" - Rep. Mia LoveLudmya (Mia) LoveUtah newspapers slam GOP’s Mia Love for 'deliberately deceptive' mailers 10 dark horse candidates for Speaker of the House Overnight Energy: Proposed rule would roll back endangered species protections | House passes Interior, EPA spending | House votes to disavow carbon tax MORE (R-Utah), Gov. Terry McAuliffe, (D-Va.)

"Fox News Sunday" - Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenCybersecurity: Cause for optimism, need for continued vigilance The Hill's Morning Report — Dems split on key issues but united against Trump Hillicon Valley: Trump revokes Brennan's security clearance | Twitter cracks down on InfoWars | AT&T hit with crypto lawsuit | DHS hosts election security exercise MORE and California Attorney General Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraJudge says California lawsuit challenging census question can proceed Calif. AG seeks info on family separation policy Trump boasts he went '5 for 5' in Tuesday's elections MORE.