There was an uproar Thursday evening after multiple sources claimed that President Trump made a derogatory comment about immigrants from Third World countries during a closed-door meeting. Now Trump is denying it, but some conservatives are defending him if it’s true.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), among others, says Trump made the comment during a meeting about a bipartisan compromise for the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, according to ABC 7 Chicago.
Durbin described the words he said Trump used, saying, "The largest group's El Salvadoran, the second is Honduran and the third is Haitian. When I mentioned that fact to him, he said, 'Haitians? Do we need more Haitians?' "Then he went on and he started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bipartisan measure. That's when he used these vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from, 's---holes.' The exact word used by the president — not just once, but repeatedly.”
Trump took to Twitter early Friday morning to defend himself.
But many people believe Trump could have said what Durbin said he did. Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke is one of them, and he’s standing up for the president.
Clarke, who has a been a very vocal Trump supporter and critic of Black Lives Matter, expressed his thoughts on Twitter.
What do you think of Clarke’s defense? Conservative commentators Tomi Lahren and Mark Dice are also defending Trump on Friday. Matt Walsh is, too, but Ben Shapiro has only a semi-supportive take.