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World'That's such a racist question': Trump lashes out at black reporter who asked whether his rhetoric emboldened white nationalists

23:10  07 november  2018
23:10  07 november  2018 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

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    President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused the PBS correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, who is black, of asking a "racist question" about whether his rhetoric emboldened white nationalists.

    Alcindor asked Trump whether his recent embrace of the label "nationalist" emboldened white nationalists across the country.

    In response, Trump assailed Alcindor and touted his poll numbers among African-Americans.

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    A reporter asked if he planned to visit Charlottesville after the tragedy there. Mr. Trump replied by saying he has a house there, and provided an endorsement of the Trump Winery nearby. Then he disappeared into Trump Bar, taking a shortcut to his residence next door.

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    "That's such a racist question … Let me tell you, it's a racist question," he said. "I love our country. I do. You have nationalists. You have globalists. I also love the world. And I don't mind helping the world, but we have to straighten out our country first. We have a lot of problems. But to say that, what you say is so insulting to me. It's a very terrible thing that you said."

    'That's such a racist question': Trump lashes out at black reporter who asked whether his rhetoric emboldened white nationalists© Getty US President Donald Trump. Trump made the remarks during a press conference one day after the 2018 midterm elections, which saw Democrats take back the House of Representatives and Republicans hold the Senate.

    'That's such a racist question': Trump lashes out at black reporter who asked whether his rhetoric emboldened white nationalists© Kevin Lamarque U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a news conference following Tuesday's midterm congressional elections at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque In a series of combative exchanges, Trump slammed Democrats, Republicans who distanced themselves from him during the midterms, and reporters.

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    Later that month, the Trump campaign announced that one of its California primary delegates was William Johnson, chair of the white nationalist American Freedom Party. The Trump campaign subsequently said his inclusion was a mistake, and Johnson withdrew his name at their request.

    To white nationalists , Trump was proving that a politician could touch their community’ s third rail *** As white nationalists more or less accepted Trump as a fellow traveler, someone who shared their bigotry Reporters pored over his comments, his tweets and his increasingly noisy racist supporters.

    He lashed out at CNN's Jim Acosta in particular, whom he called a "rude, terrible person" after a question about Trump's rhetoric on the migrant caravan travelling to the southern US border.

    "I'll tell you what: CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them," Trump said. "You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn't be working for CNN."

    Watch a clip of Trump's remarks below:

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