Well, well, well…Senator Durbin is now backtracking on exactly what he heard President Trump say during a meeting on immigration. Sen. Dick Durbin, the Democrat who claimed President Donald Trump used the term “sh*thole countries” to describe some third world nations, launching a controversy that has now reached into the stratosphere, said he stands by his words…even if he got them wrong!

Durbin insisted “I know what happened. I stand behind every word that I said.”

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But when a reporter off camera said there’s been some debate over whether Trump used the term Durbin attributed to him or said “sh*thouse” instead, the senator was suddenly unsure what was said.

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This is hysterical – now Durbin is backing away from what was really said. This has backfired on the Democrats in a big way.

The Illinois lawmaker was speaking to reporters Monday amid claims from more than one Republican senator who was at the private Oval Office meeting who said they did not hear Trump use the term “sh*thole.”

“I know what happened,” Durbin insisted. “I stand behind every word that I said.”

But when a reporter off camera said there’s been some debate over whether Trump used the term Durbin attributed to him or said “sh*thouse” instead, the senator was suddenly unsure what was said.

“I don’t know that changing the word from ‘hole’ to ‘house’ changes the impact,” the lawmaker said, before trying to pivot back to the national reaction.

“I don’t think a majority of Americans agree with the president whichever word that he used,” Durbin said. “I don’t believe that a majority of the Republican Party agrees with the president, whichever word that he used.”


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