'We Don't Have A Reliable Partner' - Graham Trashes Trump's Negotiating Skills

'We Don't Have A Reliable Partner' - Graham Trashes Trump's Negotiating Skills

"Others in the room were also using tough language".

Nielsen, who was also in that meeting, was now under oath, and she wiggled every which way to excuse Trump without perjuring herself: "I did not hear that word used".

But you don't just "move forward" after the president describes African countries as "s--holes" and proposes more white immigration. Sen.

At various junctures during the Republican primary, Senator Lindsey Graham labeled Donald Trump a "kook", "crazy", and "unfit for office".

But at last Thursday's White House meeting on immigration with lawmakers, Trump made an about-face, rejecting a deal and, according to one official in the meeting, complaining about immigrants from "shithole" countries like El Salvador, Haiti and Africa.

Trump piled on Monday, accusing Durbin of misrepresenting what he said and of damaging prospects for a deal to protect young immigrants who were brought to the USA illegally as children.

Pressed for details about last week's immigration meeting, Graham would not budge. That brother, Trump said, kept him away from alcohol and other substances.

In the summary of Trump's physical, released to reporters on Tuesday evening, Dr. Ronny Jackson wrote that the president "continues to enjoy the significant long term cardiac and overall health benefits that come from a lifetime of abstinence from tobacco and alcohol".

Trump has not clarified to aides what he said, but told reporters Sunday night in Florida that comments attributed to him "weren't made". Trump wasn't apologetic and denied he was racist, instead blaming the media for distorting his meaning, said the confidant, who wasn't authorized to disclose a private conversation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

President Trump has accused Senator Dick Durbin, D-Ill., of twisting his words.

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He asked how Trump had characterized African countries.

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"Rather than basing admission decisions on programmes that lack accountability, like DV lotteries and family chain migration, adopting a merit-based system rewards skills and qualities that include, but are not limited to, education, English language proficiency or fluency, and/or job skills", he said.

Asked about Kelly, the South Carolina Republican said the chief of staff is "a fine man, but he's part of the staff". Graham himself would say only that "I said my piece directly" to the president and that "I've always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals".

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, stood behind Jackson's assessment of the president's health, noting on Wednesday that he has been a White House physician for 12 years, treating former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama in addition to Trump.

The President also touted the robust USA economy and discussed the current state of immigration reform talks, blaming Democrats for the lack of a deal.

Trump, 71, is known to enjoy high-fat foods like fried chicken, hamburgers and steak - and, while he plays golf, he does not have a daily exercise routine.

The GOP strategy seeks to force Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer of NY to decide if this is the moment to force a showdown on immigration that results in a partial government shutdown in an election year. Sen.

AP writers Alan Fram and Zeke Miller contributed from Washington.