President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE referred to a Kurdish journalist as "Mr. Kurd" during a press conference on Wednesday. 

"Yes, please, Mr. Kurd, go ahead" Trump said in a press conference at the United Nations in New York while calling on a journalist. The Kurds are an Iranian ethnic group in the Middle East.

The journalist responded by asking Trump a question about what U.S. relations will be with the Kurds post-Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). 

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Trump replied that the U.S. gives considerable assistance to the Kurds, before saying that thousands of Kurds died fighting ISIS. 

"We’re trying to help them a lot," Trump said. "Don’t forget that’s their territory. We have to help them. They fought with us. They died with us."

A New York Times reporter later tweeted that the journalist's name was Rahim Rashidi and that he works for Kurdistan TV.
 
"I love it," he said when asked about Trump. "He made me happy by this sentence."

While Trump made news on a variety of topics, including Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation battle and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinWhy the presumption of innocence doesn't apply to Trump McCabe sues FBI, DOJ, blames Trump for his firing Rosenstein: Trump should focus on preventing people from 'becoming violent white supremacists' MORE's future, it was the "Mr. Kurd" reference that many noted on Twitter.