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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 CottonFlake: Congress should not continue Kavanaugh investigations GOP senator suspects Schumer of being behind release of Ford letter Susan Collins becomes top 2020 target for Dems MORE (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) should get hearing aids after they said they did not recall President TrumpDonald John TrumpKey takeaways from the Arizona Senate debate Major Hollywood talent firm considering rejecting Saudi investment money: report Mattis says he thought 'nothing at all' about Trump saying he may leave administration 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 DurbinDurbin opposes Saudi arms sale over missing journalist Noisy democracy, or rude people behaving like children? Kavanaugh tensions linger after bitter fight 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.