Trump said he didn't care about CBC's demands during tense immigration meeting: report

Trump said he didn't care about CBC's demands during tense immigration meeting: report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpDACA recipient claims Trump is holding ‘immigrant youth hostage’ amid quest for wall Lady Gaga blasts Pence as ‘worst representation of what it means to be Christian’ We have a long history of disrespecting Native Americans and denying their humanity MORE told lawmakers that he didn’t care about the demands of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) during a tense meeting on immigration last week, The Washington Post reported Monday.

Trump reportedly dismissed Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinBlagojevich's wife 'speechless' that officer's sentence less than half of husband's Trump pitches new plan to reopen government amid Dem pushback Democrats signal they'll reject Trump shutdown proposal MORE (D-Ill.) when he suggested that Trump consider the CBC’s demands, and that those lawmakers would be more amendable to an agreement if certain countries were given immigration protections.

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Trump replied by saying that he didn’t really care about the influential group’s wishes and that he would not create immigration policy to cater to them, according to The Post.

“You’ve got to be joking,” one adviser said to describe Trump’s reaction.

Trump made the comments about the CBC during the same meeting that he allegedly referred to El Salvador, Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.”

The president has faced intense backlash for those comments since they were reported on Thursday.

The White House did not initially deny the remarks, but Trump pushed back against the report on Twitter on Friday and again on Monday.

Durbin confirmed that Trump had made the remarks, but GOP Sens. David Perdue (Ga.) and Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonOn The Money: Shutdown Day 26 | Pelosi calls on Trump to delay State of the Union | Cites 'security concerns' | DHS chief says they can handle security | Waters lays out agenda | Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions Overnight Defense: Trump faces blowback over report he discussed leaving NATO | Pentagon extends mission on border | Senate advances measure bucking Trump on Russia sanctions MORE (Ark.) have said Trump didn’t make the comments after initially saying they didn’t recall if he had.

Trump has faced accusations of racism over the comments, but told reporters that he is “not a racist” on Sunday.

“I’m the least racist person you’ll ever interview,” he said.