Trump: ‘I’m The Least Racist Person You Will Ever Interview’

President Trump is hunkered down at his Mar-a-Lago Club for one of the most racially charged Martin Luther King Jr. holidays in recent memory, with hatred mostly directed at the president himself.

He couldn’t even get through a signing ceremony for a MLK Day proclamation at the start of the holiday weekend without a reporter shouting, “Are you a racist?”

Mr. Trump took an opportunity Sunday night to rebut the claim directly.

“I’m not a racist. I’m the least racist person you will ever interview,” Mr. Trump told reporters as he met House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy for dinner at his golf club.

The furor grew out of an immigration discussion at the White House on Thursday, during which Mr. Trump is alleged by Sen. Richard Durbin, Illinois Democrat, to have made the vulgar comment. The president said he didn’t use that language, and some other GOP lawmakers who attended the meeting have said they didn’t hear him make such remarks.

Nevertheless, race relations have hit a new low.

Republican strategist Ford O’Connell said that leveling charges of racism against Republicans “is one of the oldest gimmicks in the Democratic campaign playbook.”

“And while they often overplay their hand on this front, coastal liberal elites and the mainstream media fall for it on many occasions,” he said. “Unfortunately for President Trump, he too often walks into this trap because of his frank manner of speech and eagerness to speak up on current events as they unfold in real-time.”

Read more from S.A. Miller at The Washington Times

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