The Latest: Durbin says Graham defended immigrants to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Trump and immigration (all times local):

The lone Democrat in a White House immigration meeting says talks were "combative at times" and that Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham pushed back after President Donald Trump used a vulgarity about African countries.

Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois says he was the only Democrat among 12 people at Thursday's meeting, where he says Trump "repeatedly" used the term "shithole" to describe African countries.

He says Graham "spoke up" and told Trump his own family's story of coming to the U.S.

Durbin says it's up to the South Carolina senator to say more.

Durbin also repeated his earlier account that Trump said the U.S. doesn't need more people from Haiti. He says he told Trump if he singled out Haitians it was "clearly a racial decision."

Two Republicans who were in the Oval Office with President Donald Trump say they "do not recall" him talking about "shithole" countries in Africa.

Georgia Sen. David Perdue and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton issued a joint statement Friday. They say, "We do not recall the president saying these comments specifically." They say, "But what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers."

Trump's slur came as pro-immigration senators tried to pitch Trump on a deal to protect younger immigrants brought to the country ...

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