“I am the least racist person there is anywhere in the world.”
Donald Trump says “what I have done for African Americans, no President, I would say, has done”, amid ongoing controversy over his comments about the city of Baltimore. pic.twitter.com/S9vB0nsoa7
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) July 30, 2019
Courtesy of The Hill:
President Trump on Tuesday said he has no regrets over his attacks on House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and the city of Baltimore, which have renewed accusations of racism against the president.
During his first session with reporters since launching the attacks, Trump said people in “corrupt” Baltimore are “living in hell” and insisted his comments have nothing to do with race.
“I’m the least racist person there is anywhere in the world,” Trump told reporters at the White House before traveling to Jamestown, Va.
The president again lashed out at the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has emerged as a vocal critic of his attacks against minority lawmakers, calling him a “racist.”
“No, I think I’m helping myself because I’m pointing out the tremendous corruption that’s taken place in Baltimore and other Democratic run cities,” the president said when asked if he could hurt himself politically by targeting Cummings.
Without citing specifics, Trump said that he has “received more phone calls” than on any other issue previously from Baltimore residents who have expressed gratitude for his comments.
“They’re largely African-American…They really appreciate what I’m doing and they’ve let me know it,” the president said.
I will gladly bet my house that Trump could not produce even a half dozen legitimate phone calls from black Baltimore residents expressing anything like gratitiude for his attacks on their city.
Oh I am positive that he is getting calls but defining them as positive would be a huge stretch of the imagination.
Trump told a number of outrageous lies during this exchange with the press.
Here is CNN knocking them down one at a time.
Fact checking Donald Trump is exhausting but fortunately, there are still people willing to take on that job.