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Trump to pool reporters: 'I am the least racist person there is anywhere in the world'

Posted: 7:49 AM, Jul 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-30 12:05:11-04
Trump to pool reporters: 'I am the least racist person there is anywhere in the world'

President Donald Trump denied that his recent tweets about Rep. Elijah Cummings and four Democrat congresswomen were racist while speaking with pool reporters on Tuesday.

"I am the least racist person there is anywhere in the world," Trump said.

Trump's statement was in response to a question about Rev. Al Sharpton, with whom Trump has been feuding with on Twitter in recent days.

Trump went on to call Sharpton a "racist."

Sharpton tweeted that he was visiting Baltimore on Monday — after a weekend in which Trump attacked the city in a series of tweets. In response to Sharpton's tweet, Trump called Sharpton a "con man" and a "troublemaker."

Sharpton later responded to Trump's tweet by saying that "if he really thought I was a con man he would want me in his cabinet."