President Trump allegedly pushed back on the idea of “white privilege” and that he should feel responsible for the racial struggle of some minority groups because of his skin color, according to journalist Bob Woodward.
Woodward reportedly recalls in his new book that he interviewed the president on racial disparities in the U.S. when the president said buying into “white privilege” was akin to drinking “the Kool-Aid.”
When asked about “the anger and pain” felt by the black community, the Hill reports that Trump responded: “No, You really drank the Kool-Aid, didn’t you? Just listen to you. Wow. No, I don’t feel that at all.”
Woodward also released audio interviews with President Trump, asking about race relations in the United States. In these conversations, which will be detailed in “Rage,” Trump reportedly explains he believes every country struggles with race relations.
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“Well, I think there is everywhere. I think probably less here than most places. Or less here than many places,” he will say, calling race disputes “unfortunate.”
Trump will also express frustration that he was polling poorly with the black community, the Hill reports.
“I’ve done a tremendous amount for the Black community. And, honestly, I’m not feeling any love,” he will say.
The Hill adds:
Trump has made efforts in recent months to win more support from African American voters ahead of the coming election, though a number of polls have shown Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has continued to enjoy much more momentum from the voting bloc thus far.