Trump Erupts On Black Reporter, Calls Her ‘Racist’ For Denouncing White Nationalism: Watch
Donald Trump held a lengthy press conference on Wednesday following the midterm elections where Democrats were able to flip the House. During the conference, he lashed out at multiple reporters for asking him hard-hitting questions. One of those reporters was PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor, who questioned the president over his statements about being a “nationalist” and how that came off as “emboldening white nationalists.”
“Some heard that as emboldening white nationalists,” Alcindor explained. “There are some people that say that now the Republican Party is seen as supporting white nationalists because of your rhetoric.”
That’s when Trump lashed out at Alcindor, calling her a racist while falsely claiming he had the highest poll numbers among African Americans.
“Why do I have the highest poll numbers ever with African-Americans?” Trump retorted. “My highest poll numbers — that’s such a racist question, honestly. I know you have it written down and you’re going to tell me — that’s a racist question.”
“I love our country, I do,” the president continued. “I don’t mind helping the world but we have to straighten out our country first and our problems.”
Trump added: “But to say what you said is so insulting to me, it’s a very terrible thing you said.”
Take a look at the altercation in the video clip below: