“That’s Such A Racist Question,” Donald Trump Answers Black Reporter Yamiche Alcindor, Who Asked About White Nationalism
Yamiche Alcindor, a PBS Newshour correspondent, asked Trump of what he says to people who believe his rhetoric emboldens white supremacists. Alcindor also asked the president whether he is worried that Republicans would be viewed as supporting such racist groups and individuals. Trump called himself a “nationalist” last month at a rally in Houston.
I asked President Trump what he thinks of people seeing his rhetoric as emboldening white nationalists and whether he was concerned that Republicans would be seen as supporting white nationalists.
His response: “That’s a racist question.”
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) November 7, 2018
“That’s such a racist question,” Trump responded. “I don’t believe it. What you just said is so insulting to me,” he added.
Here’s Trump blasting @Yamiche, one of the best reporters in the WH press corps, for asking “a racist question”. She asked whether his calling himself a nationalist emboldened white nationalists. pic.twitter.com/Dscrcjtwx7
— David Mack (@davidmackau) November 7, 2018
The president went on to cite his “poll numbers with African Americans,” whose approval rating of him he claimed earlier this week was at around 40% ahead of the midterm elections. Trump received only 8% of the black vote in 2016.
— Judy Woodruff (@JudyWoodruff) November 7, 2018
Alcindor is one of several White House correspondents Trump has attacked. On Wednesday, he also feuded with CNN’s Jim Acosta, who had his press pass revoked after the president became annoyed by his questions about immigration and the Russia investigation.