Perhaps, he said something like, 'Hug me Mr. President, dat way dat mean ol fake news can't call you a racist no mo'. "I'm the least racist person you will ever interview", Trump said, according to The Hill.
Trump tweets Monday: "Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting". But diplomats have been instructed to "reaffirm that the USA remains committed to its relationships with these countries and cares deeply about their people", he added.
Trump tweeted Sunday: "DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military".
"I don't think Donald is going to do anything irrational", Ivana Trump said. Durbin said the remarks were "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content".
President Donald Trump, right, speaks beside House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on January 14, 2018.
And Sunday afternoon, speaking at his Florida golf club, Trump denied making the comment and said: "No. It is the American dream", Trump said.
Ivana also confirmed Trump's assertion that he is a "stable genius", when the hosts asked her about an anti-Trump book written by a gossip columnist with a reputation for distorting the truth.
"Racism is just a word that is being bandied about and thrown.at the president unjustly", she said.
"I don't think the comments were constructive at all, but I also think that, to be fair, we shouldn't draw conclusions that he didn't intend", Paul said.
The comments at the meeting sparked outcry from both Republicans and Democrats, prompting the president to counter claims that he is racist. "And that's the fearful thing for us because it's with you, and it's around every day", James said.
Durbin, Cotton, and Perdue were in an Oval Office meeting with four other senators to discuss a bipartisan effort to protect immigrants who have participated in the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, while increasing border security.
Monday morning, Durbin responded to charges from Republican senators that he lied about what the president said.
A key issue they need to agree on is what to do with an Obama-era scheme that protects around 800,000 young people who entered the U.S. illegally as children - known as the Dreamers. 73% of African-Americans, however, are sure - and they say that he has sought white nationalist and racist support intentionally. "They took responsibility. They made a mistake".
The White House Statement continued, "Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation".