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Trump declares ‘I am not a racist’

/ 09:20 AM January 15, 2018

United States President Donald Trump declares: ‘I am not a racist.” (AP FILE PHOTO)

 

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump has declared, “I am not a racist,” in the wake of his recent comments about Haiti and African countries.

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Trump has been accused of using a vulgar word to describe African countries during an Oval Office meeting last week with a bipartisan group of six senators. People briefed on the conversation also said that during the meeting, Trump also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the United States.

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The individuals spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to describe the meeting publicly.

But Trump addressed the issue briefly on Sunday as he arrived for dinner at one of his Florida golf clubs with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.

READ: Trump’s ‘shithole’ remark no shock to Haitians

Asked what he thinks about people who think he is racist, Trump said: “I am not a racist.”

“I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you,” he further told reporters.              /kga

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