(PBS NEWSHOUR) — Editor’s note: This story contains explicit language. We’ve updated this list after reports that President Donald Trump referred to Haiti and other African nations as “shithole countries” during an immigration meeting at the White House.
As he displayed at a Tuesday rally in Phoenix, President Donald Trump’s long history with race is complicated.
He is a man who was accused of racial discrimination multiple times at his businesses but who used his Mar-a-Lago resort to smash white-only membership policies in Palm Beach, Florida.
He was among the loudest voices attacking the legitimacy of the nation’s first black president, but launched one of the most public Republican efforts in modern history to reach out to the African-American community.