UNITED STATES—PBS NewsHour reporter, Yamiche Alcindor called President Donald Trump a nationalist during a press conference on Wednesday, November 7.
“Hi Mr. President, Yamiche Alcindor, PBS Newshour. On the campaign trail you called yourself a nationalist. Some people saw that as emboldening white nationalists. Now there are some people that now [say] the Republican party is seen as supporting white nationalist because of your rhetoric. What do you make of that?”
President Trump responded saying, “I don’t believe that. I don’t know. Why do I have the highest poll numbers ever with African-Americans. That is such a racist question. I love our country. I do. You have nationalists. You have globalists. I also love the world. I don’t mind helping the world. We have to straighten out our country first. We have a lot of problems.”
Alcindor began interrupting President Trump to ask a new question. Trump continued his statement saying, “Excuse me. To say that what you said to me is a terrible thing you said. That was very insulting to me.”