Clearly, Donald Trump was upset over the loss of the House to the Democrats in the midterm elections. That apparent emotion boiled over in the the rude way he verbally went after the large grouping of reporters in the White House. The president has shown that any coverage that does not flatter him is “fake news.” The reporters giving him questions were not flattering him. Instead, they were doing their job of factually reporting the news.
One of the press members asked Trump about being a racist on his reality show The Apprentice. He angrily replied, according to Talking Points Memo:
‘I have never used racist remarks. I would never do that and I don’t use racist remarks and you know what, if I did, you people, you would’ve known about it. I’ve been hearing there were tapes for years and years, there were tapes. Number one, I never worried about it because I never did. I never use — I have never used racist remarks.’
‘Trump: I’ve never used racist remarks ‘
Trump: I’ve never used racist remarks pic.twitter.com/AHPzxfb5xq
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) November 7, 2018
When National Urban Radio Network White House correspondent and CNN contributor, April Ryan ,stood to ask POTUS a question. He told the room that “the media is very hostile” while repeatedly told her to “sit down.” Then, he got after Ryan for interrupting:
‘Sit down. I didn’t call on you. It’s such a hostile media. You rudely interrupted him (The Daily Caller’s White House correspondent, Saagar Enjeti).’
Check out the video of this incident.
‘Trump repeatedly tells April Ryan to “sit down” when she tries to ask him a question’
Trump repeatedly tells April Ryan to “sit down” when she tries to ask him a question pic.twitter.com/6Th5pBxQtU
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 7, 2018
Yamiche Alcindor is NPR’s White House correspondent stood up to ask the president about racism. Instead, Trump turned the conversation back around and upon Alcindor, who is black. He kept interrupting her and projected his racism upon her, saying that her question about his racism was “a racist question.”
‘President Trump to @Yamiche: “That’s a racist question.”‘
— CSPAN (@cspan) November 7, 2018
CNN Chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, asked Trump why he depicted the migrant caravan walking toward America’s southern border as an “invasion.” The president responded:
‘CNN should be ashamed of themselves having you work for them. You are rude, terrible person. You should not be working for CNN.’
A White House aide tried to take the microphone away from Acosta and finally succeeded.
Then, one of the press asked whether Trump calling himself a “nationalist,” on the campaign trail emboldened white nationalist, he turned on the reporter. He labeled the question “racist.” Then, he noted his high approval rating among blacks. Axios fact-checked him on that issue:
‘Reality check: Most polls have Trump’s approval rating among African-Americans pegged at around 20%, which is notably higher than the 8% he received in the 2016 election.’
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