Washington DC - President Donald Trump denies himself being racist, after widespread condemnation of himself calling African continent countries a 'rectal hole'. The controversial remarks came from Trump's mouth in a bipartisan meeting in the Oval Chamber discussing the issue of immigration reform.
"I am not a racist, I am the most racist person you have ever interviewed." argued the 45th President of the United States at a press conference held at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on Sunday night, Jan. 14, 2018.
Citing the BBC on Monday (15/1/2018), this is the first time President Donald Trump responded directly to public criticism about the issue of racism.
Democratic Senator Dick Durbin called Trump using the words 'hateful, vile, and racist' in a meeting held on Thursday, January 11, 2018.
However, some key Republican positions present at the related meeting, including Interior Minister Natalegawa Kristelsen Nielsen, said they did not remember Donald Trump saying the controversy.
Another Republican, who was also in the meeting, Lindsey Graham, did not deny the statement.
"Following up on statements made by the President, I have expressed his opinion directly to him, the president and all who came then knew what we were talking about," Lindsey explained, noting any tendency towards the alleged insult.
On Friday, the African Union urged the US President to apologize over the controversial remarks. They call related statements as something that causes surprise, anxiety, and anger.
source : global.liputan6.com