Veteran newsman Tom Brokaw had some pithy words for the two Republican senators who said they don’t recall President Trump‘s “shithole countries” comment.
Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue put out a statement that was not an unequivocal denial that the President said it, just that they “do not recall”:
NEW: Joint statement from Senators Cotton and Perdue who were in yesterday's meeting with President Trump
The admit they “do not recall the President saying these comments” pic.twitter.com/AxzyzJVDt9
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) January 12, 2018
Their statement has been criticized for being “pathetic,” and this morning Brokaw tweeted about it:
sens cotton and perdue “can’t recall” potus using “s… hole” language.
fellow gop sen graham and others have sharper memories and better hearing.
sen cotton and perdue – costco hs a good deal on hearing aids.
— Tom Brokaw (@tombrokaw) January 13, 2018
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