Reporter: Will you meet with the Congressional Black Caucus?— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) February 16, 2017
Trump: "I would. You want to set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours?" pic.twitter.com/8Pp18KBUJd
There was another example of classic racism by Donald Trump when a reporter asked him about anti-Semitism among some of his supporters:
When asked to simply condemn anti-Semitism, @realDonaldTrump instead called it a "very insulting question." pic.twitter.com/zmlhVW6EIZ— Quartz (@qz) February 16, 2017
TRUMP: Are you a friendly reporter? Watch how friendly he is. Wait. Wait. Watch how friendly he is. Go ahead.It like Trump isn't even listening to what Turx is saying. As soon a Turx suggests there is an issue of racism that Trump maybe could be doing more about, he jumps to the defensive with "I am the least anti- Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life. Number two, racism, the least racist person."
TURX: I've been good to you the entire campaign, Mr. President.
TRUMP: Go ahead.
TURX: So first of all, my name is Jake Turx from Ami Magazine and despite what some of my colleagues may have been reporting, I haven’t seen anybody in my community accuse either yourself or anyone on your staff of being anti-Semitic. We understand that you have Jewish grandchildren, You are their Zaidy.
TRUMP: Thank You
TURX: However, what we are concerned about, and what we haven't really heard being addressed, is an uptick in anti-Semitism and how the government is planning to take care of it. There's been a report out that 48 bomb threats have been made against Jewish centers all across the country in the last couple of weeks. There are people who are committing anti-Semitic acts, or threatening to...
[Note: Notice not only that Trump cuts him off but when he cut him off. The anti-terrorism president is being told about bomb threats but clearly he's not listening. He only hears a charge of anti-Semitism - CLASSIC!]
TRUMP: You see, he said he was gonna ask a very simple, easy question. And it’s not, its not, not — not a simple question, not a fair question. OK sit down, I understand the rest of your question.
So here’s the story, folks. Number one, I am the least anti- Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life. Number two, racism, the least racist person. In fact, we did very well relative to other people running as a Republican — quiet, quiet, quiet.
See, he lied about — he was gonna get up and ask a very straight, simple question, so you know, welcome to the world of the media. But let me just tell you something, that I hate the charge, I find it repulsive.
I hate even the question because people that know me and you heard the prime minister, you heard Ben Netanyahu (ph) yesterday, did you hear him, Bibi? He said, I’ve known Donald Trump for a long time and then he said, forget it.
So you should take that instead of having to get up and ask a very insulting question like that.
It reminded me of the response of some Los Angeles Veterans for Peace members to suggestions that their Arlington West Memorial project do more to reflect the "Cost of War" to the Iraqi people. They interrupted and shouted out "We're not racists!" as though somebody had said they were, but more importantly, as though that was suppose to put the whole matter to rest.
I took the time to transcribe Jake Turx part before going to work today because the New York Times couldn't seem to get it right, even his name. Instead the "paper of record" presented us with this:
QUESTION: So first of all, my name is (Inaudible) from (Inaudible) Magazine. I (inaudible). I haven’t seen anybody in my community, including yourself or any of the — anyone on your staff of being (OFF-MIKE).I don't know what their problem was. While the captions on the above video made transcribing it easy, I really have no trouble understanding what Turx is saying. It would seem that the NYT and Trump have similar problems in that regard.
Because (OFF-MIKE). However, what we’ve already heard about and what we (OFF-MIKE) is (OFF-MIKE) so you’re general forecast (ph) like 48 (OFF-MIKE). There are people who are everything (ph) happens through their packs (ph) is one of the (OFF-MIKE)...
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