Most Americans think President Trump is a racist, including large majorities of blacks and Hispanics, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Fifty-seven percent of Americans believe President Donald Trump is a racist and that includes 8 in 10 African-Americans and three-quarters of Latinos. Eighty-five percent of Democrats consider Trump racist, but just 21 percent of Republicans agree.
More than half of adults think his policies have worsened the lives of Muslims and Hispanics, while almost half say the president has worsened the lives of African Americans.
The numbers come in spite of Trump’s oft-repeated assertion that he is the “least racist person” in the country.
About half of all Americans, including two-thirds of African Americans, think that race relations in the United States have worsened over the past year, the poll shows.
“Everybody appears to have gotten angry and they are looking at each other differently,” Terri Jordan, 58, a black resident of Washington, D.C., told the Associated Press. “I think that’s just a bad thing. We can’t progress that way.”