The purpose of the ill-fated meeting was to hear a bi-partisan compromise proposal on the budget by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin )D-IL) that among other issues that would have funded for a year the wall between the US Mexico and would have given DACA kids status to prevent them from being deported. The tell-tale comment cited by many that Donald Trump was likely a racist was his favoring immigrants from Norway over immigrants from countries with dark skinned inhabitants. Some GOP members attending the meeting first claimed they did not recall the s...thole word and later some said they did not hear the exact word . One who was present and who declined to deny Trump said those words was Senator Graham . Verifying it to the rafters was the only Democrat attending the meeting, Senator Durbin (D-IL) .
However, let us assume he has been putting on an act though in his heart he is not racist. Instead he continues to speak out and to act like he one because it has been his shtick that has helped get him elected and he has reason to believe it will continue to work in the future. Reports are that Donald Trump's immediate concern after the "s..hole" (alternative facts: s...house) term leaked out, he was assured it would work well with his base and he called those in his base that affirmed that. Later at Mar-a-Lago, he was heard boasting about his comments. Does that make him a demagogue?