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 TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate 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 tax breaks for low-income neighborhoods draw scrutiny Democrats ramp up oversight efforts over 'opportunity zone' incentive The 13 House Democrats who back Kavanaugh's impeachment 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 CottonLawmakers spar over surveillance flight treaty with Russia GOP senator introduces bill to limit flow of US data to China Tom Cotton's only Democratic rival quits race in Arkansas 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 FlakeLindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Kelly, McSally virtually tied in Arizona Senate race: poll The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Nareit — White House cheers Republicans for storming impeachment hearing MORE (Ariz.), Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate scraps plan to force second stopgap vote ahead of shutdown On The Money: Senate scraps plan to force second shutdown vote | Trump tax breaks for low-income neighborhoods draw scrutiny | McConnell rips House Dems for holding up trade deal Democratic debate at Tyler Perry's could miss the mark with black voters MORE (R-Ky.)

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerFeehery: Pivoting to infrastructure could help heal post-impeachment wounds Tariffs threaten 1.5M jobs: Study This week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry MORE (R-Colo.)

CNN's "State of the Union" - Rep. Mia LoveLudmya (Mia) LoveFormer GOP lawmaker: Trump's tweets have to stop Congressional Women's Softball team releases roster The 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority MORE (R-Utah), Gov. Terry McAuliffe, (D-Va.)

"Fox News Sunday" - Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenHillicon Valley: Google to limit political ad targeting | Senators scrutinize self-driving car safety | Trump to 'look at' Apple tariff exemption | Progressive lawmakers call for surveillance reforms | House panel advances telecom bills Minority lawmakers call out Google for hiring former Trump DHS official White House backs Stephen Miller amid white nationalist allegations MORE and California Attorney General Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraOvernight Health Care: Democratic group to only endorse AG candidates who back abortion rights | Protect Our Care launches seven-figure ad buy to boost vulnerable Dems | California sues Juul California sues Juul for allegedly marketing to young people Overnight Energy: House Science Committee hits EPA with subpoenas | California sues EPA over Trump revoking emissions waiver | Interior disbands board that floated privatization at national parks MORE.