That was awkward. Donald Trump walked out of an interview on Thursday, October 20, after a reporter asked him about being labeled a racist and sexist.
The cringeworthy moment went down ahead of his Ohio rally while speaking with NBC4’s Colleen Marshall. “Nineteen days out from the election, you’ve been labeled a racist, you’ve been called a sexist, how…” she asked.
“Thank you very much,” Trump, 70, interjected, cutting the exchange short. “I am the least racist person you’ve ever met.”
There were other topics he didn’t want to discuss, too. Backstage at the rally, he also shut down a reporter when asked about Karena Virginia, who hours earlier accused the GOP presidential candidate of sexual misconduct.
“I know nothing about that,” Trump told 10tv’s Kevin Sanders.
As previously reported, famed lawyer Gloria Allred held a press conference with Virginia in NYC on Thursday, one day after Trump’s final presidential debate against Hillary Clinton. Virginia claimed that the mogul grabbed the right side of her breast at the U.S. Open in Queens, New York, in 1998.
“I have lost sleep over this,” she said with Allred at her side. “I have been fearful about bringing unwanted attention to me and my loving family, which includes my husband, daughter and son, but in the end I feel that it is my duty as a woman, as a mother, a human being and an American citizen to speak out and tell the truth about what happened to me.”
Trump’s campaign, however, have denied all allegations. (Trump has previously denied allegations from other women as well.) “Discredited political operative Gloria Allred, in another coordinated, publicity seeking attack with the Clinton campaign, will stop at nothing to smear Mr. Trump,” Jessica Ditto, Deputy Communications Director, told Us Weekly in a statement on Thursday. “Give me a break. Voters are tired of these circus-like antics and reject these fictional stories and the clear efforts to benefit Hillary Clinton.”
Watch Trump abruptly end his interview in the video above.
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