Donald Trump is not a man of few words.
Think what you like about him. Love The Donald or hate him. You can’t deny he likes the sound of his own voice.
He’s also quite the fan of making pretty big claims, and last night he made yet another one – saying that he’s the least racist person in the room.
I liked when Trump told Kristen Welker he was the least racist person in the whole room.— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) October 23, 2020
Commenting on his stance on racial equality, Trump stated:
Nobody has done more for the black community than Donald Trump … with the exception of Abraham Lincoln, possible exception, but with the exception of Abraham Lincoln, nobody has done what I’ve done.
However, the statement was challenged by debate moderator Kristen Welker, who asked Trump why he had once called the Black Lives Matter movement a ‘symbol of hate’.
Trump then responded saying:
The first time I ever heard of Black Lives Matter, they were chanting ‘Pigs in a blanket,’ talking about our police, ‘fry them like a bacon,’… I thought it was a terrible thing.
I am the least racist person in this room.
Biden immediately hit back at Trump, saying:
Abraham Lincoln here is one of the most racist presidents we’ve had in modern history. He pours fuel on every single racist fire.
He started off his campaign, coming down the escalator saying he was going to get rid of the ‘Mexican rapists’.
He’s banned Muslims because they are Muslim… He has moved around, and made everything worse, across the board.