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Trump's White House: How a bipartisan policy meeting devolved into vulgarity

Playing out amid a high-stakes battle over immigration that’s gripped Washington for the past week, the summons was a move to slow down an attempt by Democrats and moderate Republicans to push through a deal, according to a senior Republican with knowledge of the meeting.

Cotton, an immigration hardliner who speaks with the President regularly, quickly hopped into a car. As he rushed across an unseasonably warm Washington, there was little to indicate the meeting he was about to enter would become so heated and ultimately go down as the time the President derided African countries as “shitholes” and asked why more immigrants couldn’t come from Norway.

The comment exploded Thursday afternoon, freezing for now negotiations over an immigration deal that would protect some undocumented…

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