President Donald Trump accused African-American reporter Yamiche Alcindor of asking a “racist” question on Wednesday.
At a White House press conference, the PBS reporter wondered if the president was concerned that he is sending the wrong message by calling himself a “nationalist.”
“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.”
“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.”
‘Bond is dead’: White dudes flip out over casting of a black woman as next Agent 007
On Monday, the Daily Beast reported that the new 007 -- the special agent in the James Bond series -- will be portrayed by the black actress Lashana Lynch.
The announcement set off predictably racist and sexist reactions.
Perhaps the most prominent right-winger to voice his displeasure was Ben Shapiro, who complained that it didn't make sense for Bond to be a woman because of the character's signature seduction moves.
"Bond is about the guns and the girls," Shapiro said, noting that a woman in a seductive role was not realistic.
REVEALED: The government just ‘dramatically’ expanded its investigation of Jeffrey Epstein
Federal investigators have been able to “dramatically expand” their investigation into financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein as prosecutors bring sex trafficking charges against him, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller said in court on Monday.
The government revealed the expansion of the case at the day’s bail hearing. In searching the defendant’s house, investigators found an old passport with Epstein picture and a fake name that listed Saudi Arabia as the location of his residence, the prosecutor said.
The judge was surprised at this revelation, NBC News reported, asking the attorney, “Say again?”
Even neo-Nazis think Trump’s racism ‘goes too far sometimes’: Investigative reporter
An investigative reporter that has embedded with neo-Nazis and Klan members explained Monday that President Donald Trump’s language echoes what these far-right groups have been saying for years.
In an MSNBC panel discussion, Vegas Tenold explained that when Trump says things like this it's almost expected at this point because he's been saying racist things since the birther campaign.
"He’s a racist; we have known for a long time that he is a racist," Tenold said. "'Go back to where you came from,' it’s peak racism, it’s, you know, the original form of racism. He’s been on this thing for a long time."