Two days later, he flatly rejected a plan brought to him by Graham, Sen.
Needless to say, I believe Durbin and Graham turned on their constituents long ago, and I doubt either will ever have another private meeting with the president or maybe never be allowed in any meeting with the president, private or not.
No longer the administration's go-to GOP negotiator for legislation to protect almost 800,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation, Graham has chose to go rogue.
The proposal contains $2.7 billion for border security, including the planning, design and construction of a border barrier and added surveillance and technology.
"This is Durbin", Graham said, momentarily stepping away from the camera.
"I want to make sure that I can keep talking to the president", Graham said.
Along with Trump's "shithole" remark and other happenings in the current administration, CNN's Dana Bash asked Graham whether he thinks the president is racist.More news: White House says Donald Trump supports budget deal
He is still touting his immigration proposal - a plan embraced by Democrats - that many Republicans have panned and Trump has declared dead on arrival. It also includes restrictions on family-based immigration for the dreamers who are shielded from deportation by former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. "Democrats seem to be willing to increase military spending".
Emerging from lunch with the Republican caucus, Graham said he told his colleagues he won't be voting for the CR. They were previously negotiating with the group, but were left out of meetings over disagreements.
Kelly reportedly invoked Trump's anger after giving an interview last night where he said that the president was not "fully informed" about immigration during the 2016 election, and was now moving towards an "evolved" perspective.
"I am really grateful that he was not a bystander when he heard an injustice", said Sen. Graham wouldn't comment on the former, but on Kelly, the senator said the chief of staff doesn't understand the gridlock preventing Democrats, Republicans and the White House from reaching any kind of comprehensive immigration deal.
To be clear, the White House has talked about what it wants from this bill plenty - including at a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers last week.