Trump: ‘I’m the least racist person you will ever interview’
President Trump on Sunday pushed back on claims that he is a racist after facing immense scrutiny for reportedly describing several nations as “shithole countries” during a meeting with lawmakers last week.
“No. I’m not a racist. I’m the least racist person you will ever interview,” Trump told reporters while entering Trump International Golf Course, according to a White House pool report.
The president also reportedly doubled down on his denial that he said the disparaging remark during the Oval Office meeting.
“Did you see what various senators in the room said about my comments? They were not made,” Trump said.
Last week, the president faced widespread backlash after The Washington Post reported that Trump referred to immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador as people coming from “shithole countries.”
The White House initially did not deny the comment.
Trump then tweeted on Friday that he did not say “anything derogatory about Haitians.”
“Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said ‘take them out.’ Made up by Dems,” he tweeted.
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