President Trump has doubled down on his racist attack on the city of Baltimore, claiming that the residents are "happy as hell" about his offensive outburst.

"I've received more phone calls than I think on any other subject of people from Baltimore and other cities corruptly run by Democrats, thanking me for getting involved," Trump told reporters outside the White House.

"Those people are living in hell in Baltimore. They're largely African American. You have a large African-American population, and they really appreciate what I'm doing. And they've let me know it. They really appreciate it."

Trump seems to only take time out from his busy schedule of trashing the Democrats to torch the Black and Hispanic communities, but as the election looms - even Trump knows that he has to try and clean up his embarrassing mess.

"People have called from Baltimore, thanking me so much. There's all that money that's been spent—over 20 years has been stolen and wasted by people like Elijah Cummings," Trump continued.

"The African American people have been calling the White House. They have never been so happy as what a president has done," he said, adding: "They're so happy that I pointed out the corrupt politics of Baltimore. It's filthy, dirty. It's so horrible, and they are happy as hell."

Trump claims that he is defending Americans against an "infestation" of brown gang members and says that he is the "least racist" person ever.

This surely will not be the last time he uses racial division tactics to try and secure a 2020 win.