President Trump is denying he used a crude profanity like toilet bowl in referring to a number of countries during a White House discussion on immigration with lawmakers.
“The Washington Post” reported yesterday that Trump used a vulgar term when he asked why the U.S. should accept immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations.
A White House statement issued following the afternoon meeting did not deny Trump used the term. Instead, it touted Trump’s stance on immigration and argued that he’s fighting for Americans, not people from other countries.
In a series of tweets this morning, Trump said he used tough language but not the language attributed to him.
The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
Florida Governor Rick Scott released a statement Thursday saying, “If this report is true, it is absolutely wrong to say or think this. I do not think this way, nor do I agree with this kind of sentiment. I represent Florida, and we are an amazing melting pot where over 250 languages are spoken.” Governor Scott is a close political ally of President Trump.
President Trump’s first physical exam as President is scheduled today. Yesterday, Trump joked that the stock market will not be happy if his physical does not go well.
White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, will provide a full readout of the exam on Tuesday.
President Trump is offering a sweepstakes opportunity for dinner with you and a friend at Mar-a-Lago on January 20th.
His sons will be there too. You can enter the sweepstakes here.
The President is expected to arrive tonight to spend the upcoming MLK three day weekend at his winter White House on Palm Beach.