GOP Senators Think Trump Said ‘Shithouse’ Not ‘Shithole’


Either Word Makes Trump's Remarks Racist

The White House and several Republican Senators who were in the Oval Office when President Trump made his racist remarks about African nations and Haiti think he didn't call them "shithole countries" as originally reported, but "shithouse countries."

There is no difference in the degree of racism the president's remarks hold.

A "White House official told me tonight there is debate internally on whether Trump said 'shithole' or 'shithouse,'" Washington Post White House reporter Josh Dawsey said on Twitter. GOP Senators "Perdue and Cotton seem to have heard latter, this person said, and are using to deny." Dawsey is the reporter who broke the story of Trump's racist remarks last week.

Senator David Perdue and Senator Tom Cotton issued a joint statement nearly a day after Trump's remarks, insisting they “do not recall the President saying those comments specifically.”

They did not state what they thought the president had said. 

Senator Perdue went so far as to appear on ABC's "This Week" to claim "shithole" was a "gross misrepresentation" of Trump's remarks.

Other reporters are now confirming Trump may have said "shithouse" not "shithole."

This is actually a debate now.

Bottom line: Trump's remarks were racist and offensive. Period.

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