Negotiations on an immigration deal between the White House and Congress appear to have stalled in recent days following reports that Trump used the expletive characterization during a meeting late last week.
"We hope that the Democrats will not hold the American military hostage, will not hold the funding of our government hostage over a political battle that we should have, but we shouldn't have it connected to the budget", Sanders said.
"This is a president who wants to see something done, but he wants to see it done right", Sanders said. David Perdue (R-Ga.), said he did not say it.
Opponents of the president have seized upon his reported "shithole" comment, which came days ahead of Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, to accuse Trump of being a racist.
However, Sanders does raise questions that has been on the minds - and tongues - of many people who have watched the entire rigmarole of Trump's presidential election campaign: Why was this racist, sexist, violence-mongering person, allowed on TV? Gerson and other critics labeled that effort as one example of "racial demagoguery". Warren would also be "easy to beat", Trump has reportedly said, and his team is similarly unconcerned about Sen. Could it be possible these so-called left-leaning television networks and Democrats are racist too - or the love of ratings and money hinders their ability to care?
Sanders is likely to face questions about Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen's Senate testimony Tuesday.
"He's criticizing the President because he has bad poll numbers", she concluded. "They said that term wasn't used but that tough language was".