President Trump repeatedly berated a black reporter for asking him "such a racist question" during a press conference Wednesday after she inquired about his campaign emboldening white nationalists. PBS NewsHour's Yamiche Alcindor was unable to finish her sentence before Trump interrupted her for being "racist."
"Why do I have my highest poll numbers [with African Americans?]" Trump went on after Alcindor asked for his response. "That's such a racist question. Honestly? I know you have it written down and you're gonna tell me — let me tell you, that's a racist question."
Alcindor responded to the president afterwards on Twitter:
I'm simply asking the questions the public wants to know. https://t.co/bZ1cZVBKhd
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) November 7, 2018
Watch the startling exchange below. Jeva Lange
— Jason K. Morrell (@CNNJason) November 7, 2018