Over the course of the last month, President Donald Trump told four American congresswomen of color to "go back" to their countries, called a black congressman who fought in the civil rights movement a "racist," and most recently, claimed that black CNN anchor Don Lemon was "too dumb (stupid) to understand" the concept of neutrality.
Yet he continues to claim that he's the least racist person in the world. He said it to reporters outside the White House earlier this week and tweeted it this morning while on his tirade against Don Lemon.
CNN’s Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television, insinuated last night while asking a debate “question” that I was a… https://t.co/9MqfpVD9x8— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1564587063.0
....or is he too dumb (stupid} to understand that. No wonder CNN’s ratings (MSNBC’s also) have gone down the tubes… https://t.co/OSWIDodI7K— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1564587064.0
Trump's least favorite television news personality, Jim Acosta, offered an impressively concise fact check.
Trump to reporters this AM: “I’m the least racist person there is anywhere in the world.” Fact check: False.— Jim Acosta (@Jim Acosta) 1564495363.0
Acosta has long been a thorn in Trump's side, to the point that the White House correspondent's press clearance was temporarily revoked until being restored by court order. Trump often refuses to take Acosta's questions and gleefully insults him when he does.
WATCH: Trump blows off CNN's Jim Acosta at UK press conference https://t.co/QUYKAOnc4Q https://t.co/fssjj4T8dS— Washington Examiner (@Washington Examiner) 1531569620.0
President Trump points at CNN’s Jim Acosta and accuses him of ‘fake news’ after a White House staff member snatches… https://t.co/fasu2cNFdw— Reuters (@Reuters) 1541628000.0
In this case, people are siding with Acosta or at least acknowledging that claims of Trump being the "least racist person in the world" are preposterous.
@Acosta I have also looked at the facts, Jim Acosta is correct.— Alex Cole (@Alex Cole) 1564500596.0
@Acosta “I’m the least racist person there is anywhere in the World”, and if you don’t believe me then you can go b… https://t.co/Zz3nxVqEtD— Tris Resists (@Tris Resists) 1564506893.0
@Acosta Ask the Central Park Five, African Americans Trump refused to allow rent in his building, Four members of… https://t.co/LTko742H5E— debdlund (@debdlund) 1564495696.0
@Acosta “The least racist person... in the world” does not say things like this: https://t.co/vWKDwpK4cp https://t.co/kqud645u8M— Adam Rifkin 🐼 (@Adam Rifkin 🐼) 1564537646.0
@Acosta Bigly false— SA (@SA) 1564540769.0
Trump has been called out for frequently using the term "infested" in association with people of color.
Pelosi’s dad was Baltimore’s mayor. Rep Cummings is a legend, a hero and more. Trump language is abhorrent, he’s a… https://t.co/sTTRHToifR— Andrew Zimmern (@Andrew Zimmern) 1564267359.0
Anything dealing with POC is infested to trump.— ANGELplz (@ANGELplz) 1564255583.0
I wonder if @RepCohen was a POC, would tRump use the same language such as infested, crime ridden, and dirty toward… https://t.co/xdEwWKIoC2— Will Johnson (@Will Johnson) 1564318688.0
If you're hungry for more fact checking, Acosta's latest book, The Enemy of the People, is available here.