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Cory Booker delivered an impassioned rebuke of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen after she appeared to have amnesia over President Trump's "shithole" comments about Haiti and African nations.

"I did not hear that word used - no, sir", Nielsen said.

"Again, it's possible. It was a meeting of 12 people".

"I hurt", he said.

She answered: 'I heard him repeating what he had learned in a meeting before [with the country's prime minister] that they are industrious, that they are a hardworking country they don't have much crime there they don't have much debt, ' she said. "What I was struck with just the general profanity that was used in the room by nearly everyone".

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said under oath that she "did not hear" President Donald Trump use the phrase "shithole countries".

During the hearing Graham did not ask Nielsen about Trump's comments, but described Durbin as a "decent, honest man".

Trump sparked a firestorm of criticism this week when he reportedly questioned why the USA accepted immigrants from " in Africa as well as from Haiti and El Salvador during an immigration reform meeting with lawmakers at the White House. "I don't debate the president utilizing intense dialect". Trump's comments have been widely derided as "racist". Secretary Nielsen is at least the second person to say that Trump did not use that term, yet "s***hole" has been reported more or less universally as fact. "Your silence and your amnesia is complicity", Booker told Nielsen.

A confidant of Trump's told The Associated Press that the president spent Thursday evening calling friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to his remarks. I've said it before, that's not the policy of the National Security Department, said the official on the This Morning program of CBS News.

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One of the newest members of the Judiciary Committee, New Jersey Democrat Sen. Graham also said, in words directed to Trump, "close this deal".

He also said most of the extremist violence committed in the United States is by white supremacists.

'In general I just heard him giving compliments to Norway, ' Nielsen added. "And in a defense of Senator Graham, his strong words repeated exactly the words used by the President, which you can not remember".

"I'm not going to get into all the details of a private meeting". It's about your values and your ideals, and yet we have a language that from Dick Durbin to Lindsey Graham, they seem to have a much better recollection of what went on. This isn't: The President said.

'Do you remember explicitly the president saying expressly I want more Europeans why can't we have more immigrants from Norway?' Durbin asked her - picking up on another detail from an explosive Washington Post report.

Left to its own devices, the State Department came up with its own talking points to be used by USA missions in Africa working to stem the damage, said a US official, who wasn't authorized to disclose internal deliberations and demanded anonymity.

Later, Booker read her the riot act for refusing to remember Trump's remarks.

Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting.

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