Romney addresses alleged vulgar Trump comments

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, Mitt Romney talks with reporters after eating dinner with then President-elect Donald Trump at Jean-Georges restaurant in New York. Romney is considering a new career in Congress. Those who know the 70-year-old former Republican presidential nominee best expect him to announce plans to seek a suddenly vacant Utah Senate seat. Incumbent Orrin Hatch announced Tuesday that he would not seek re-election this fall.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

(KUTV) — Mitt Romney responded to President Trump's recent alleged comments on immigrants from 's***hole countries' in a tweet Monday morning.

"The poverty of an aspiring immigrant's nation of origin is as irrelevant as their race," the former presidential candidate tweeted. "The sentiment attributed to POTUS is inconsistent w/ America's history and antithetical to American values."

Romney went on to express hope that the country's memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would "buoy our hope for unity, greatness, and 'charity for all.'"

Speaking with lawmakers in the Oval Office, the president pushed back against protections for people from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.

The language he used is disputed.

Sen. Dick Durbin, the only Democrat present at the meeting, originally told multiple media outlets about the matter, alleging that Trump referred to the aforementioned nations as "s***hole countries."

Sen. Lindsey Graham did not confirm the language used by Trump, but did tweet on the matter, saying that he addressed Trump's comments on the subject when it happened.

Trump has said the language used in the DACA meeting was tough, but not the language used.

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