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Trump says house GOP ‘, applauded and laughed out loud’ after Sanford reference, despite claims of Boos

President Trump is reported to have denied on Wednesday that he made a joke Tuesday night on Capitol Hill, in which he mocked Rep. Mark Sanford for his recent primary election loss was hardly.

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President Trump is reported to have denied on Wednesday that he made a joke Tuesday night on Capitol Hill, in which he mocked Rep. Mark Sanford for his recent primary election loss was hardly.

“Had tweeted a great meeting with the house GOP last night at the Capitol, the” Trump. “They clapped and laughed out loud when I mentioned my experience with Mark Sanford. I was never a fan of him!”

A great meeting with the house GOP had last night at the Capitol. They clapped and laughed out loud when I mentioned my experience with Mark Sanford. I was never a fan of him!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2018

“I congratulate Mark on a good race,” Trump reportedly said in the meeting, two sources present told The Associated Press.

Several members of the house, told Fox News on Wednesday their disgust with Trump’s comment. A member of the freedom Caucus, which is related to the quip as “ridiculous”, said it cost the President votes on the immigration bill.

TRUMP ‘ S MARK SANFORD DISS DRAWS BOOS AT A CLOSED DOOR GOP MEETING

Another house member said the incident underlined that the legislator never know if or when they are “thrown under the bus” by trump. “Here he is, said asked for votes and what is the next?” a member.

Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, fired back at Trump’s tweet, calls Trump wisecrack is a “fireworks of the smallness and uncertainty.”

House Republicans had seats in the first row to @POTUS, the fireworks of the smallness and uncertainty. No one applauded or laughed. The people were indignant. https://t.co/FvmDCxElgv

— Justin Amash (@justinamash) June 20, 2018

“No one applauded or laughed,” Amash said. “The people were indignant.”

Pennsylvania Rep. Ryan Costello tweeted that Trump the statement, which has agreed to house GOP members, is his comment to Sanford “Categorically false.”

Categorically wrong https://t.co/mLLyCFB8im

— Ryan Costello (@Ryan Costello) June 20, 2018

A senior House Republicans and Trump supporter told Fox News on Tuesday that the President’s comment of “unnecessary” and in “bad shape.” Another senior GOP lawmaker called it a “low blow.”

Another GOP member of the Fox News room said “pretty quiet” after the remark, and some participants booed, in a low tone of voice.

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Should Trump Rep. Sanford ‘ s credited with defeat?

Sanford, R-S. C., lost in the primary elections on may 12. June to state Rep. Katie Arrington. A frequent critic of the President, Sanford was a target, a tweet before the election night, in the Trump, the reigning representative said, is “nothing but trouble”, and endorsed his opponent.

Sanford, a former South Carolina Governor blamed his loss on the trumpet, namely, that the support for the President is a litmus test in the GOP primaries.

Sanford, according to Politico, could not the meeting, not to fly because he was able to Washington from South Carolina due to the bad weather.

Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain, Chad Pergram and Gregg Re contributed to this report.

Nicole Darrah cover breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. You can follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah.

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