GOP senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue, who were in the room when Trump disparaged African countries, told everyone who would listen that Trump didn't say "shithole." Cotton also made a point to shame Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) for claiming that Trump said the word.
Now we learn that Cotton and Perdue were using the slimiest of loopholes. They heard Trump say "shithouse," which allowed them to call everyone else in the room a liar for saying Trump said "shithouse."
From The Washington Post:
Three White House officials said Perdue and Cotton told the White House that they heard “shithouse” rather than “shithole,” allowing them to deny the president’s comments on television over the weekend. The two men initially said publicly that they could not recall what the president said.
Not only did these two repeatedly lie, but Cotton also impugned the integrity of Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), who told the truth. Asked whether the accusation that Trump spoke the offending words or the sentiment was phony, Cotton lied, “Yes.” He went on to say, “Senator Durbin has misrepresented what happened in White House meetings before, and he was corrected by Obama administration officials by it.”
Honorable men would resign after such a remarkable revelation of their crummy character; neither Cotton nor Perdue will. We still await the appearance of a single staffer of either who would quit in protest.
The conservative pundits are probably already writing about how "shithouse" is so, so different than "shithole," and how dare Democrats put words in the president's mouth.
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