Sen. Dick Durbin, who was in the Oval Office meeting with President Trump on Thursday, told reporters today that media reports surrounding Trump's "shithole countries" comments yesterday were accurate:
"The president started tweeting this morning, denying that he used those words. It is not true. He said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly ... I cannot believe that in the history of the White House — in that Oval Office — any president has spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday.
— Sen. Dick Durbin