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Trump attacks CNN's Don Lemon over debate question

President TrumpDonald TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster MORE took aim at Don LemonDon Carlton LemonDC officer who protected Capitol says Republican rep refused to shake hands Club for Growth bashes CNN in social media ad CNN ramps up streaming plans ahead of Discovery merger: report MORE Wednesday, calling him “the dumbest man on television” over a question the CNN host asked during Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate.

"CNN’s Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television, insinuated last night while asking a debate ‘question’ that I was a racist, when in fact I am ‘the least racist person in the world.’ Perhaps someone should explain to Don that he is supposed to be neutral, unbiased & fair or is he too dumb (stupid} to understand that,” Trump tweeted.

"No wonder CNN’s ratings (MSNBC’s also) have gone down the tubes - and will stay there until they bring credibility back to the newsroom," he added. "Don’t hold your breath!”

Lemon, one of three moderators of Tuesday night’s primary debate, posed a question to Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSchumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster Senate GOP blocks voting rights bill The antitrust package is a Trojan horse conservatives must reject MORE (D-Minn.), a White House hopeful, about Trump voters who “prioritize the economy over the president’s bigotry.”

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“There are people that voted for Donald Trump before that aren't racist; they just wanted a better shake in the economy. And so I would appeal to them,” Klobuchar said. “But I don't think anyone can justify what this president is doing. Little kids literally woke up this weekend, turned on the TV, and saw their president calling their city, the town of Baltimore, nothing more than a home for rats. And I can tell you, as your president, that will stop.”

Trump is under fire for his recent attacks on Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsDemocrats plot next move after GOP sinks Jan. 6 probe Lawmakers press AbbVie CEO on increased US prices of two drugs Overnight Health Care: AstraZeneca may have included outdated data on vaccine trial, officials say | Pelosi says drug pricing measure under discussion for infrastructure package | Biden administration extends special ObamaCare enrollment until August MORE (D-Md.), whom he called a “brutal bully” and a “racist” while slamming the House Oversight and Reform Committee chairman's Baltimore-area district as “rat and rodent infested.”

The president also faced backlash in recent weeks for his comments about a group of minority progressive congresswomen, whom he told to “go back” to their home countries, even though all four are U.S. citizens.

Despite many accusing him of being a racist, Trump insisted Tuesday that he is the “least racist person anywhere in the world.”