Six times President Trump said he is the least racist person

Trump also said he was "ready, willing and able" to reach a deal to protect illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children from being deported but that he did not believe Democrats wanted an agreement. "Durbin has a history of misrepresenting what happens in White House meetings".

The alleged remarks sparked global outrage and demands that he apologise. Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said that was the account he had heard as well, before the story broke. "I'm committed to working with the president to pass a bill".

"A lot of things to talk about".

But the alleged slur was uttered during another topic for discussion - the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) given to a number of nationalities now living in the country.

He asked how Trump had characterized African countries.

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But you don't just "move forward" after the president describes African countries as "s--holes" and proposes more white immigration. Sen. "They don't want security at the border, they don't want to stop drugs, they want to take money away from our military which we can not do".

President Donald Trump on Wednesday aligned himself solidly with conservative Republicans on immigration, criticizing a proposed bipartisan deal as "horrible" on US border security and "very, very weak" on reforms for the legal immigration system.

The demonstrators said deportations need to stop.

"I stand by my words", Durbin, a Democrat from IL, told the co-hosts.

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He also blamed the Democratic senator for the apparent impasse over negotiations to reach a solution on the Dreamers.

Speaking to reporters in the Capitol in between four back-to-back meetings on the issue with lawmakers, Kelly declined to answer whether he and staff had misguided the President, as Sens.

Social media users have responded to the claim and other parts of the assessment - mainly Trump's height recorded at 6'3 - with mixed opinions.

The two sides in the row became more entrenched on Monday, with Mr Graham appearing to challenge colleagues Perdue and Cotton by saying his memory had not "evolved". The president and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel.

As Graham and Durbin began describing the deal, Trump said, it was immediately clear it would be unacceptable to most Republicans.

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