Watch Racist And Cowardly Trump Run Away From Questions About His ‘Shithole’ Remarks

Donald Trump ran away and ignored questions from reporters in the White House on Friday who questioned whether Trump is a racist after an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. over Trump’s reported remark referring to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.”

Trump signed a proclamation honoring King ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is Monday. After the event, where Trump was flanked by top African-American supporters including Sec. Ben Carson, Trump ignored shouted questions from reporters who asked if he would apologize for his remarks.

“Mr. President, are you a racist?” journalist April Ryan can be heard asking.

Trump, ignoring the question, quickly exited the room. Trump did not take questions from White House pool reporters after his brief remarks Friday morning.

On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that Trump had questioned why the U.S. accepts immigrants from “shithole countries,” when instead it could take more from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister Trump recently met.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump reportedly said, apparently in reference to African countries, Haiti and El Salvador.

The remarks were not denied by the White House in an initial statement by White House spokesman Raj Shah in a statement Thursdsay night, and remained unchallenged by the Trump administration until a pair of tweets from the president early Friday.

“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. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians,” Trump tweeted Friday morning.


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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three teenagers.

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