Trump denies ‘shithole countries’ remark but senator asserts he said it

Donald Trump says highly inappropriate things in front of witnesses, gets in trouble for saying them, then turns around and flatly denies having said them. It has happened time and time again. When will he ever learn?

Here’s the latest reported example:

Donald Trump denied on Friday that he used the phrase “shithole countries” to describe Central American and African nations during talks with US lawmakers the day before. But one of the senators present contradicted Trump and called the remarks he had heard “hate-filled, vile and racist”.

Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat who was in the meeting, contradicted him to local Chicago press on Friday morning. He said Trump “in the course of his comments said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist”.

Durbin said: “He said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly.”