Still, Republicans have not been willing to go on the record regarding what was said during the gathering, which was convened to discuss the status of young immigrants who could face deportation, thanks to Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Republicans are suddenly divided over whether to come to the defense of President Donald Trump as he continues to reel from accusations that he said he didn't want immigrants coming to the United States from certain non-white "s**thole" countries.
"I'm telling you he did not use that word, George, and I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation", Perdue told moderator George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week".
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The president is also accused of questioning the need to admit more Haitians to the US, saying he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead.
"I don't think the Democrats want to make a deal", Trump said.
One participant at the meeting on Jan. 14 denied that Trump used the term and another said he did not recall Trump making such comments. They were also instructed to emphasize areas of shared cooperation. Meanwhile, most felt that racial tensions have increased in the past year.
Trump announced in September he was scrapping the DACA program but delayed enforcement to give Congress six months - until March - to craft a lasting solution. "I don't believe that a majority of the Republican Party agrees with the president, whichever word that he used". Trump has been insisting that there will be no DACA program without the funding of the border wall that he has promised during the presidential elections. Trump's staunchest supporters consider any route to citizenship for the Dreamers amnesty for lawbreakers.
A US judge this week ordered the federal government to reinstate DACA pending final judgment on the justification for overturning it. "I want a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level". We want security at the border.
In a tweet Friday morning, Trump denied he said "anything derogatory about Haitians". Rather, they are encouraged to listen and acknowledge the countries' concerns.