A Washington Post journalist said Donald Trump called her “beautiful” after she asked him a policy question during a meeting with the paper’s editorial board Monday.
In a piece published on the Post’s website, Karen Attiah, deputy digital editor for the publication’s opinion section, wrote that she was “stunned” by the incident.
Attiah wrote that during the meeting, she pushed Trump to answer questions on his message of racial inclusion.
According to a transcript of the conversation posted on The Washington Post’s website, Trump told Attiah that he is “the least racist person that you will ever meet.” She then pressed him on his rhetoric and how it might be divisive for the country.
He responded by noting that he has had “Muslims call and tell me you’re right with the Muslim thing, I think it’s a serious problem . . . you know you may think of it as negative, many people think it’s very positive.”
At the meeting’s end, Attiah wrote that after she thanked Trump for taking her questions, he said he hoped he had answered them, “and added casually with a smile, ‘Beautiful.’ ”
Attiah wrote that she was stunned.
Source: The Boston Globe | Jaclyn Reiss