CNN's Don Lemon on Wednesday asked
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump whether he's a
“If I ask you this question, will you
answer directly? Do you think that you are homophobic?” Lemon
“No,” replied Trump, an opponent of
marriage equality. “I think that I'm a very nice person. I love
“And I have to tell you, when you
look at those polls, [my support] is across the board,” he added.
“Some people may perceive you as
racist,” Lemon said. “Answer that, do you?”
Instead of answering, Trump said that
he recently spoke at the African-American Chamber of Commerce in
South Carolina and that CNN in particular had treated him unfairly by
showing rows of empty seats.
“It was a great event. CNN in
particular made me look bad. … And what I'm saying is the press is
very, very unfair,” Trump said.