Donald Trump’s recent racist outburst about “shithole” countries has once again thrust his obvious bigotry into the national spotlight. However, this is obviously far from his first act of racism in the White House.
According to a new report from NBC News, Trump once had the following exchange with an Asian American intelligence analyst brought in to brief him on a national security situation this past fall:
“Where are you from?” the president asked, according to two officials with direct knowledge of the exchange.
New York, she replied.
Trump was unsatisfied and asked again, the officials said. Referring to the president’s hometown, she offered that she, too, was from Manhattan.
Yes, Trump is that racist uncle who makes you cringe every time he asks one of your friends “what are you?”
But it gets worse.
He wanted to know where “your people” are from, according to the officials, who spoke under condition of anonymity due to the nature of the internal discussions.
After the analyst revealed that her parents are Korean, Trump turned to an adviser in the room and seemed to suggest her ethnicity should determine her career path, asking why the “pretty Korean lady” isn’t negotiating with North Korea on his administration’s behalf, the officials said.
Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States!