President Donald Trump isn’t too worried about all the people calling him racist, brushing off the allegations and saying that the word is “overused.”
“I think the word has really gone down a long way because everybody’s called a racist now,” Trump told CSPAN in an interview on Tuesday.
Trump pointed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) being accused of being racist a few weeks ago by her own party as proof.
“The word is so overused. It’s such a disgrace,” he continued. “And I can tell you I’m the least racist person there is in the world, as far as I’m concerned.”
He further went on to say that people just use it as a criticism when they run out of things to say.
“But with me, they have a hard time getting away with it, and they don’t get away with it,” he added.
Trump’s critique of others using “racist” as criticism, and “overusing” the word is more than a bit intriguing, however, given that he has been known to accuse his own critics of being racist.
He has called Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the son of South Carolina sharecroppers, “racist” during a recent attack on the House Oversight Chairman himself, and the city of Baltimore, which Cummings represents.
After his own racist attacks on the four Democratic congresswomen of color known as “The Squad,” during which he told them to “go back go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” he followed up by accusing The Squad of “racist hatred.”
He has called Al Sharpton, who hasn’t escaped his Twitter fingers, a racist as well.
“Al Sharpton…now he’s a racist,” Trump claimed while touting what he’s done for Black Americans in the past two and a half years.
Trump has continually cited things like criminal justice reform and low unemployment rates for African Americans as accomplishments of his that have helped the Black community.
“If President Obama did that it would have been great,” he told CSPAN. “When I do it people don’t want to talk about it.”