Republicans perform some lingual gymnastics to avoid confirming Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ remark - The Washington Post

Washington Post| Fri Jan 12 16:00:05 EST 2018
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) is said to have confronted President Trump over his vulgar description of some countries. (Rainier Ehrhardt, John Locher/AP) It has been nearly 24 hours since The Washington Post first reported that President Trump had referred to “shithole countries” during a meeting with lawmakers. There were at least six Republicans in that meeting. Precisely zero of them have directly confirmed or denied the comment. Politics has never been a job that rewards courage, but rarely do you see such carefully crafted, mealy-mouthed statements and reactions from all corners of the party. If you had any doubt that Republicans are terrified of their president and the base he ..

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