Trump accused a journalist of asking him a racist question during his press conference this week.
When asked about whether his statements about being a "nationalist" may have helped to embolden white nationalists by PBS's Yamiche Alcindor, Trump got in his feelings and called the question racist.
Check out the exchange below.
Alcindor: There are some people that say that now the Republican Party is seen as supporting white nationalists because of your rhetoric. What do you make of that?
Trump: Oh, I don't believe that. I don't believe that.
I don't believe -- well, I don't know. Why do I have my highest poll numbers ever with African Americans? Why do I have among the highest poll numbers with African Americans? I mean, why do I have my highest poll numbers? That's such a racist question.
Honestly, I mean, I know you have it written down, and you're going to tell me. Let me tell you: It's a racist question.
Alcindor: And Mr. President --
Trump: I love -- and you know what the word is? I love our country. I do. You call -- 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. We have a lot of problems.
Alcindor: And --
Trump: Excuse me. But to say that -- what you said is so insulting to me. It's a very terrible thing that you said.
Alcindor was referring to the following statement that Trump made during a rally in Houston:
"You know, they have a word – it’s sort of became old-fashioned – it’s called a nationalist. And I say, really, we’re not supposed to use that word. You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, okay? I’m a nationalist. Nationalist. Nothing wrong. Use that word. Use that word.”
The exchange happened on the same day as Trump's tense exchange with CNN's Jim Acosta. Acosta has since had his press access to the White House revoked.