Can't agree with "whistleblower" -- 1) no real actions were taken, and 2) it was supposedly a "private" meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to get opinions, hash out alternatives, etc. -- we've all been to those meetings, and there needs to be some "private" (confidential) discussion, or opinions are withheld. So, in my opinion, Durbin was out of line, whether Trump said it or not.
If Trump did say it, it was inappropriate, regardless of the setting. Yet, that does not excuse Durbin for taking it out of the room.
Personally, I could make similar references for various reasons for not wanting to relocate, or perhaps even visit, many places in the USA, most of them major cities.
Re: Tattle tale
you guys might have some credibility except for your silence about JFK, LBJ, Ted, Jess Sr and Jr, , etal on major issues, not language, or sexual preferences.
Like Tommy Lee Jones said in the Fugitive movie....I DON't CARE
Just keep rolling back the govt regulations, and I will let my minister worry about my soul and Trump can let his worry about his.
Re: Tattle tale
I will let my minister worry about my soul and Trump can let his worry about his.
That will not make any difference to anyone since there is no evidence of any 'soul' existing and therefore trying to give it to your minister will not be possible let alone make any difference to anyone or anything
Guess it is one way to give your employee something else to think about and then he or she can promise you something else that they will never have to carry out.
To say whatever was said in the "private" meeting was a personal opinion, not illegal, and whether "bad" or "immoral" is a judgement call, yet the comment, whatever it actually was, should not have been repeated outside the room without the consent of whoever said it.
Trump shouldn't have said it, or should have said something more acceptable.
Durbin shouldn't have repeated it, even if it is what Trump said.