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WATCH: ‘That’s such a racist question,’ Trump says when asked if his rhetoric emboldens white nationalists

President Donald Trump pushed back Wednesday against the idea his rhetoric could be emboldening white nationalists, telling the PBS NewsHour’s Yamiche Alcindor: “That’s such a racist question.”

Alcindor asked Trump about his rhetoric ahead of the midterm elections along with his claim that he was a “nationalist,” and whether those were contributing to a perception that the Republican Party supported white nationalists.

“What you just said is so insulting to me,” he added.

“Why do I have my highest poll numbers ever with African-Americans?” Trump said. The president may have been referring to an Oct. 29 Rasmussen Reports poll he tweeted last week, which showed 40 percent of African-Americans approved of his performance. Politico points to another poll taken 12 days earlier by Fox, which showed 29 percent of non-white registered voters approved of Trump’s performance in office.

“I love our country, I do. You have nationalists, you have globalists, I also love the world and I don’t mind helping the world but we have to straighten out our country first.”