President TrumpDonald John TrumpCorker: US must determine responsibility in Saudi journalist's death Five takeaways from testy Heller-Rosen debate in Nevada Dem senator calls for US action after 'preposterous' Saudi explanation 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 Jay RosensteinConservative rep slams Rosenstein's 'conflicts of interest' The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Trump, Obama head to swing states with Senate majority in balance Rosenstein to appear for House interview next week MORE's future, it was the "Mr. Kurd" reference that many noted on Twitter.