'Mr. President Are You A Racist?': Watch Reporter Confront Trump About 'Shithole Countries' Comment
During the signing Trump, accompanied by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and King’s nephew Isaac Newton Farris in the White House, praised the civil rights icon’s “faith and love for humanity.”
“Today we celebrate Dr. King for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear that no matter what the color of our skin or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by God,” Trump said. “While Dr. King is no longer with us, his words and vision only grow stronger through time. Today, we mourn his loss, we celebrate his legacy and we pledge to fight for his dream of equality, freedom, justice and peace.”
As Trump shook hands with people at the event, reporters took the moment to ask him questions related to his remarks about Haiti and African countries.
“Mr. President, are you a racist?” April Ryan, Urban Radio Networks reporter and CNN contributor, said. Trump ignored Ryan’s question and immediately left the room.
“The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA,” Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning. “Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said ‘take them out.’…I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!”