‘That’s a racist question’ – President Trump hits out at journalist during fiery press conference

US President Donald Trump fought back against the idea that calling himself a nationalist meant he and the Republican party supported 'white nationalist'."

"That is a racist question," Trump fired back at Yamiche Alcindor, a White House correspondent for PBS NewHour in Washington today.

"I love our country, you have nationalists, you have globalists, I also love the world and I don't mind helping the world but we have to straighten out our country first."

This came during Trump's question and answer period of his press conference to tout midterm election success for the Republican party.

A White House aide tried to grab the microphone off the journalist, who Trump also called an enemy of the people. Source: NBC

Alcindor's original question was about Trump's rhetoric on the campaign trail.

"You called yourself a nationalist, some people saw that as emboldening White Nationalists, some people say that now the Republican party is seen as supporting White Nationalists because of your rhetoric, what do you make of that?," Alcindor asked.

"To say what you said to me it is a very terrible thing that you said," Trump continued.

This exchange was one of many, where Trump sparred with reporters at his post-election news conference, ordering several to sit down and telling another he's a "rude, terrible" person.

US President Donald Trump fought back against the idea that calling himself a nationalist meant he and the Republican party supported 'white nationalists'. Source: Associated Press