A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has found 57 percent of Americans believe President Trump is racist.
Of those questioned, three-quarters of Hispanics, 8 in 10 blacks and almost half of whites said that the President is a racist. Surprisingly, 21 percent of Republicans agreed with the 85 percent of Democrats that believe the Commander-in-Chief is a bigot.
In addition, more than half (56 percent) of Hispanics polled said they believe the president’s policies have affected them negatively.
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research project surveyed 1,337 adults from Feb. 15 to 19.
The was “designed to highlight the views of African-Americans as Black History Month draws to a close,” as stated by the publication.
In the poll’s findings, more than 9 in 10 of blacks disapproved of the president’s job as leader of the country, the same number of blacks also believe the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction.
In January, Trump defended himself against reporters who asked if he was racist following reports that he called African countries “s—hole countries” during a White House meeting. “No, I’m not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed,” Trump told reporters.
These poll’s findings come after the recent controversial moments regarding race and the White House. Trump feuded with NFL players who participated in the Take a Knee movement over the football season. The president also stated that “both sides” were to blame for the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer.