Trump claims 'no racial tension' and defends relationship with black community after repeated racist attacks

Donald Trump touted his “fantastic relationships” with black Americans on Monday while suggesting he would win a significant portion of black voters in the 2020 elections after launching racist attacks against four Democratic congresswomen of colour last week.

Asked whether he predicted backlash within the black community for telling Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar to “go back” to their countries, the president responded, “There’s no racial tension.”

“We have fantastic relationships with the African American community,” he added, “and I think you’ll see that in 2020.”

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