Sen. Tom Cotton Contracts “Shithole” Amnesia

Vox reports:

Two Republican senators who attended yesterday’s meeting in which President Trump reportedly disparaged immigrants from “shithole countries” seem to have come down with a case of amnesia.

In a joint statement this afternoon, Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) wrote that they “do not recall the President saying those comments specifically” — but conspicuously didn’t outright deny that he said them.

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) told the Post and Courier that his South Carolina colleague Sen. Lindsey Graham, who attended the meeting, told him Trump’s reported comments were “basically accurate.”

  • Fucking cowards. And by excusing and enabling a bigoted racist, they become racists themselves.

    • Yeah, I know: Republicans. They likely already were. They were more just the dog-whistly types before.

      • Gustav2

        Country Club Polite Racists!

      • Ninja0980

        Tom Cotton used the racial resentment of Obama to become a one term Congressman and Senator.

        • prixator

          a one term Congressman and Senator

          I sincerely hope that that line becomes part of his biography.

  • kelven

    The GOP’s amnesia will be remembered in 2018.

  • Gustav2



  • DrRobY

    I hope they have good health insurance so they can get that amnesia taken care of.

    • Congress always gives itself the best healthcare in the country. They even have an on-premises doctor & clinic.

      • The_Wretched

        Well, right. It’s annoying, time consuming and sometimes expensive to take off work to get to clinic.

  • Sashineb
  • Jay George

    America has plenty of shitholes and they’re mostly all in congress.

  • Artsy

    By now it has been clearly established that when these Repugs say, “I do not recall,” it means they are outright lying.

    • Lazycrockett

      Its a proud tradition carried on from the good Ole Reagan days.

      • ChrisMorley

        Nixon was an earlier exemplar. “I am not a crook”.

    • prixator

      Sessions has definitively proven that.

  • Lazycrockett
  • skyweaver

    I am a really lazy person. I cannot even describe how lazy I am except to say I would rather do anything than exert effort. I’m going to sign up for every single thing I can think of for the mid-term elections. I’m going to canvass, I’ll drive voters to the polls, I’ll stand outside polling places. I’ll do whatever it takes to get as many of these morally bankrupt people out of office.

    • The_Wretched

      Every State’s registration to vote is a little different but google that State + register to vote and it’ll come up.

    • perversatile

      If you have any friends or family that are in Assisted Living Comunities
      (or what we use to call ‘Old Folks Homes”) you can easily fill several vans.
      In 2016 me and the Daughters were the very first people at the polls.

      • Cassondra

        G-o-ogle is paying $97 per hour,wi-t-h weekly pay-o-uts.You can al-s-o avail this.O-n tuesday I got a brand new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $11752 this last four w-e-eks..with-o-u-t any doubt it’s the most-comf-o-rtable job I have ever done .. It so-u-nds unbelie-v-able but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it!kw782u:>>> http://GoogleCashMasterJobsFromHomeJobs/computer/jobs ♥♥♥q♥y♥♥t♥♥z♥x♥r♥♥♥l♥♥k♥x♥♥♥e♥♥♥e♥d♥a♥o♥♥♥q♥♥j♥d♥♥♥u♥♥♥g♥♥g♥u♥♥q♥♥q♥♥h♥♥p:::::!fe46z:weiy

    • ted-
    • Vista-Cruiser

      Excellent news! Can you convert more people of the lazy persuasion to the cause?

    • Dayglo

      I drove some ancient neighbors to the polls last year. On the way home one of the old dears comments, “I wrote in Michelle Obama’s name but I don’t think she’ll win.” Aaaarrrrgggh!

  • Lazycrockett
    • Tom G

      That’s an expensive lay.

      • Treant

        Almost $65,000 per minute.

        • Gustav2

          You left out the two hours of ‘foreplay’ to get the Viagra to kick in.

          • FAEN

            No amount of Viagra can get that ‘penis’ up and running.

          • Daveed_WOW

            TO be fair, it only takes about an hour. According to the directions.

        • jeffg166

          More like an expensive 10 seconds.

    • Hank

      Michael Cohen is a PIMP, in addition to anything else he whores for Herr Drumpf!!!!

    • peacfulseas inWA

      How many more like this pay off are out there listed in his tax returns?

      • The_Wretched

        Mueller has a forensic accountant on staff and a legal right to Trump’s personal tax filings and those of the Trump Org. Someone not beholden to Trump knows. I’m not holding my breath that it’ll be released but we can hope.

    • BlackGayVeganAtheist

      Another example of those Christian values Republicans always talk about. I wonder what his position on abortion would be if she got pregnant.

      • FAEN

        He’d rip it out himself.

    • FAEN

      Jeebus-so that’s what he looks like covered in piss.

  • JWC

    GOP types are lying prick anyway

  • edrex

    sure. like all those times he doesn’t recall having sex with men.

  • five

    They need to clean the shit out of their shithole ears and listen up when the president is speaking.

    • Gustav2

      They need to clean the shit out of their shithole ears and listen up when the Dear Leader is speaking.

  • PickyPecker
  • Lakeview Bob

    Shithead shithole. Same difference.

  • another_steve

    Rejoice, my sisters and brothers: This “shithole” episode might very well mark the beginning of the end of the Republican Party as a dominant force in American politics.

    • Gustav2

      It is effecting races all over the country, R’s want to get the Trump base so they are making really stooopid statements pissing off most of the country. And at least making some moderate R’s very, very uncomfortable.

      • another_steve

        Oh the ads that Democrats all across the country will be able to run this coming fall.

        Split screen: Trump’s comment or tweet on any manner of issue vs. the Republican up for reelection or the Republican challenger shown as refusing to denounce the comment or tweet.

        I want to kvell at the thought.

        (Yiddish: squirm with delight)

      • matrem

        Uncomfortable doesn’t mean they won’t vote R.

        • Gustav2

          They may stay home.

        • another_steve

          The Independents, babe. The Independent voters.

          Their votes are up for grab.

    • Chucktech

      I wish I were so sanguine.

    • ClevelandJim

      Charlottesville was supposed to be that.

      • another_steve

        Charlottesville imo wasn’t as blatant an example of Trump’s racism as this shithole thing.

        This shithole thing is terrible. Very very terrible. Very overt.

        Causing international turmoil as we speak.

    • Vista-Cruiser

      I doubt it. Each time they’ve made a remark like this in the past, they’ve only gotten more popular among the American voting public.

  • Taylor

    Shouldn’t having the ability to recall things that happened yesterday, be a requirement for a Senator?

    • The_Wretched

      It’s a memory of convenience.

    • ohh myy

      Apparently there is an exemption if you put -R behind your name.

    • Chucktech

      No, having the ability to lie about things that happened yesterday is a requirement for a Republican Senator.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Why should senators be held to a higher standard than the Attorney General?

    • Chuck in NYC

      Well, he keeps forgetting he’s a closet case, so, you know…rumors that it’s just a rumor, regardless.

    • Paula Key

      That nice democratic senator told the media that Trump said the shithole comment several times.

  • bkmn

    Poster boy for shitholes.

  • Chucktech

    Tom Cotton. Ex gay. That’s all you need to know.

  • Jim Maloney

    These guys are so tough and strong with lots of backbone. They’re pathetic and waste our time.

  • safari

    Someone wants to run the spy agency

  • JWC

    I still firmly believe that the GOP as a recognized political entity, should have to produce Just Cause, as to why they should be allowed to be such an entity. Their method of operation is based on lies deceit and at some time near treasonous act. They infamously alter rules and voting areas to favor their parties out come

    • The_Wretched

      They are criminally anti-democracy.

    • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

      This x 1,000!

  • anne marie in philly

    three more white GOPrick shitholes sucking the dear leader’s teeny tiny dick.

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    Crazy theory time?
    1). Trump never wanted to be Prez
    2). Now that he is, he hates it and is fearful of his business empire being attacked and that he will be exposed for the fraud that he is
    3). He is being publicly more outrageous with his tweets each day seeing how ‘nuts’ he will have to be to get thrown out of office so that he can play victim and start the Trump TV Network to be white grievance central
    4). Even if he doesn’t get tossed out, he’s setting up a mental capacity defense if he is charged with crimes.

    Or – he is just so unhinged and unstable that his random word farts and tweetgasms are not part of any grand scheme.

    • The_Wretched

      Oh, I think he likes the emoluments. Aside from being cute on his pillow, they are reinflating some of his assets.

      I also think he isn’t quite that smart or directive and what we’re getting is pure Trump as he is.

      • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

        He’d have to be a master manipulator and he’s demonstrated he doesn’t know which way is up, so frankly, do agree with ya’.

    • DreadPikathulhu

      I don’t think he’s intelligent enough to pull off 1-4.

    • Chuck in NYC

      Or he could just quit. It’s been done.

    • Daveed_WOW

      You’d think he’d just resign.

  • leastyebejudged

    lol, see, what did I tell ya’, such scumbags, lolol

  • Natty Enquirer

    Sessions Disease is spreading.

  • LeeCMH

    Having fought the war in Iraq, I wonder if Cotton called the locals, haji’s.

  • BearEyes

    How convenient
    They can’t even lie well.

  • CJAS

    Because such language is so common in business meetings that one can see how the senators would forget its use oh so many hours ago.

  • Kevin Andrews

    This Prayed-Away-the-Gay fraud on America is a wholly owned and Israeli operated Traitor who clearly sells his votes just like the rest of the Meat-Puppets in the Geriatric Care facilities of Congress & the Senate.
    There is nothing more disgusting than this smarmy, lying fraud on America.

    • Chuck in NYC

      That is one of the most painfully unnatural smiles you will ever see.

  • JWC

    Just consider for a moment the in house conspiracy run by Devon and Nunes et all Only purpose is to derail The Mueller investigation .Finestein blew a hole in it but what else are they up to

  • Ninja0980

    For those who don’t like Blue Dog Democrats, ask yourself this question.
    Who would you rather have in the Senate right now?
    Mark Pyror or this POS?

    • Reality.Bites

      I’d rather neither and I’m going to refuse to vote till I get what I want. /s

      • Cackalaquiano

        End result: Trump.

      • Vista-Cruiser

        Thank you for the /s.

    • The_Wretched

      Which would you like just now. Hacksaw based limb amputation or 9 months in a locked boring room?

      I think this is formally the “excluded middle” fallacy, maybe false dichotomy.

  • RJ Bone

    Speaking of shitholes…

  • jimbo65

    The Kremlin must have Kompromat on him that he literally is a cocksucker.

  • Bluto
    • Treant

      I could easily see that having a chocolate scent and calling it “Cheek Chocolate.”

  • Cackalaquiano

    Trump’s burning down the GOP.

  • Uncle Mark

    Cotton is a human butt plug. It’s stands to reason that he wouldn’t take note of someone using the word “shithole,” since he always has his head up someone’s shithole

    • ECarpenter

      You’re welcome to your own tastes, of course, but I wouldn’t put him up my butt.

      • Daveed_WOW

        You were brought up right

  • Gustav2
    • The_Wretched

      Too stupid to be considered racist? I didn’t think “empty head” was a legit defense to racism.

      • Gustav2

        Trump is too stupid to know he is racist?

        • The_Wretched

          Traditionally, we didn’t ask the racist to understand their racism. We described it from a 3rd party perspective regardless of how the racist felt about it.

          • Gustav2

            And we knew when the used car salesman was being nice just to make the sale,

    • jeffg166

      He’s exactly who MLK was fighting. His nephew is far too young to know what it was like.

  • Reality.Bites
  • BobSF_94117

    The obvious question is, “Well, what DO you recall him saying, specifically?”

    These folks are so dim.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    It is inconceivable these shameless LIARS did not take notice when the president repeatedly uttered the words “sh!th0le countries”. Unbelievable!!
    Dear gawd! I am so fed up with the relentless stream of lies from this hellish administration and their enablers.

    • JackFknTwist

      The entire Republican Party has that ‘shithole’ amnesia syndrome.

      They need to be f ucked out of office in a landslide.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        So ready for November!

    • Treant

      I’m waiting for an interviewer to receive an answer like this and simply reply, “You, sir, are are a liar, and I’m forced to assume you completely agree with the racist in the White House. No, don’t bother now, you’ve already made your bed. Cut the bigoted Tom Cotton’s feed! We’re done here.”

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    What else would you expect from that toady?

  • edrex

    “shithole” is a subjective statement. i’ve been unfazed by staying in hotels that others might consider a shithole, for example. it really doesn’t matter whether these places are shitholes to commander bone spurs, to conventional americans or even to the citizens of haiti or (the entire continent of ???!) africa. the racist part is that should be irrelevant to imigration policy. it’s redlining. it’s saying that coming from deprivation makes someone less worthy. i don’t give a fuck what this asshole thinks of these places (i imagine trump tower is a faux gilded shithole of sorts). i need to be careful not to get distracted by this asshole’s (legitimately offensive) words, and stay focused on the fact that it’s stupid policy making based on racism and xenophobia.

  • Slippy_World
  • TominDC

    For once, I just want a reporter to act as if she/he believed these lying SOBs, and then turn around and ask why they weren’t paying attention in an important meeting.

  • Barry S G

    If these senators’ short term memory is that bad, that they can’t even remember what happened yesterday, maybe they should resign.

  • Doug Danforth

    cotton should be tied spread eagle over a rough prison blanket in a cold cell. The end.

    • KCMC

      Can see him in chaps, harness….

      • Hank

        AND a locked collar, being pulled by Muscle TOP!!!!

        • Vista-Cruiser

          Being pulled by Nancy Pelosi.

    • Gianni

      And then I’ll play with him and make a memory for him.

  • David Walker

    There is this theory (mine) that if certain words or phrases prick up your ears, you have either used them so often that their offensiveness means nothing any longer, or you weren’t paying attention and the disgusting sentiments didn’t you back into the room. Or you’re just another no-nothing banana republican’t.

  • boobert
    • TuuxKabin


  • abqdan

    “do not recall” – legal speak for “I’m not going to confirm that even though it happened because it would screw my reelection chances”.

  • YUGE

    Trump is right, they are from SHITHOLE countries.

  • YUGE

    I thought Hillary and Bill were supposed to fix Haiti with the Clinton Foundation?

    • The_Wretched

      Boring troll blocked.

    • Treant

      I thought Dumpy was supposed to fix everything by now. I’m not tired of winning. He lied.

      Perma-block. Bye. Fuck off.

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      This was after they fixed Arkansas, which, as we all know, has been described as a shithole itself.

      Sad !

  • Rillion

    Follow up question for them: Are they liars or are their memory or capability to understand what is going on during important meetings so bad that it is compromising their ability to do their jobs?

    • JAKvirginia

      Speaking for myself, someone using the term “shithouse” or “shithole” in a WH meeting would definitely be memorable.

  • FAEN

    Jeebus I despise this man more every second.

  • Paul_in_Dallas

    Anagram: Tom Cotton, David Perdue ~ Devoted Trump Toad Icon

  • canoebum

    Cotton has been called a shithole for so many years he just doesn’t hear it anymore.

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    Re shithole: Many Americans have similarly described Sen. Tom Cotton (R)’s home state of Arkansas.

    Sad !

  • Gianni

    Seems what he’s really saying is that, “Few of us ever really listen or pay serious attention at these meetings.” Problem is, this failure to hear or remember appears to be confined to the Republicant attendees.

  • easygoingmister

    These two.

    Edit: meaning Cotton & Perdue.

  • Ann Kah

    Ah, c’mon senator. Man up and just expllain that you never listen to anything Donnie says anyway.

  • YUGE

    We have too many NI GGERS from these SHITHOLE countries. Ban all DARKIES!!!!!

  • JCF
  • Vista-Cruiser

    A true team player, that Tom Cotton.

  • Dayglo

    Cotton is from the Stephen Miller / Eric Cantor school of humorless, reptile-brained GOP automatons.

  • MassageBear

    President Shithole as he gathers “news” from his “intelligence briefings”

  • DesertSun59

    The GOP are a cancer on this nation. They have absolutely proven that 99.999% of them are traitors to our representative democracy.

  • JoyZeeBoy

    Cotton is another one of those smarmy scum-buckets whom I wouldn’t trust to tell me the time of day without obfuscating the matter.

  • Grumpy Old Man

    I just had to stop by to remind everyone that Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is the shithole who actually wrote a letter to the leader of Iran to tell him not to listen to Obama.

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    Greetings to Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)-

    OK, so you don’t recall Donald Trump saying “shithole.”

    What, exactly, Did He Say?

    Sad !