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Trump / Racist Remarks / Khan Interview #1119701

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 12, 2018
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(Studio: Jim Sciutto) President Trump's words on Dr. Martin Luther King the day after his comments about "shithole" countries like Haiti & in Africa, how he took "a victory lap" over his comments last night with friends, his denial of using that language introduced; his statements & tweets about Haiti quoted. [TRUMP - reads statement about MLK & us all being equal by god.] [Senator Dick DURBIN - says he heard Trump's words.] A statement from Senator Lindsey Graham about the president's remarks & a tweet from Senator Jeff Flake quoted. Photos of five other Congressmen who did not recall what Trump said shown. A sampling of some of Trump's other offensive comments on Charlottesville, Muslims, Obama's birth certificate, Mexicans, "Pocahontas" introduced.

(Studio: Jim Sciutto; White House: Jim Acosta) What the White House is saying about the comments from yesterday with a possible denial from statements by two other Congressmen, what MLK's nephew said about the president not being racist, but racially ignorant, how Trump is handling this by reaching out to assess the damages before he went to his Florida resort discussed.

(Studio: Jim Sciutto) What Trump said about Khzir Khan, who made a speech at the Democratic National Committee, recalled. [In interview, KHAN - offers views on racism & how Trump's bigotry reflects on the US, how military members come from different backgrounds & their morale may be hurt, how the president should read the names of those in Arlington National Cemetery, whose names {often foreign} would make a difference, the need to look at this bully's bigotry along with his denials & lies.]

Sciutto, Jim;
Acosta, Jim

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