Muslim Congresswoman-elect says Trump is 'racist'

             By Umar Farooq</p>  <p>WASHINGTON (AA) - U.S. President Donald Trump is racist, according to congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib.</p>  <p>&quot;Look, I truly believe he is racist, and that's probably controversial, he is,&quot; Tlaib told The Hill online news outlet in an interview Thursday.</p>  <p>&quot;It's in his policies, it's in his words, and the fact of the matter is that he's still our president,&quot; she said. &quot;But it doesn't matter, I'm going to hold him accountable.”</p>  <p>Tlaib, along with Minnesota's Ilhan Omar, will be sworn in next month as the first two Muslim-Americans females in Congress. Tlaib will also become the first female Palestinian-American in Congress.</p>  <p>Trump has been criticized for using racially charged rhetoric during his tenure in office.</p>  <p>A prominent congresswoman, Sheila Jackson-Lee, used Twitter to highlight Trump’s &quot;dogwhistle racism&quot; after he demeaned three black reporters.</p>  <p>Trump has also attacked NFL players, and went after NBA star Lebron James on Twitter, insulting his intelligence.</p>  <p>Tlaib said she does not know what is going on in Trump's head, and many people in Washington are confused about his comments on Twitter.</p>  <p>&quot;There’s so much, even when I watch national media outlets, it’s baffling because we’re all guessing like what is in his mind, what do you think that tweet was about,&quot; Tlaib said.</p>  <p>Fifty-five percent of American voters believe race relations have soured under Trump, according to a survey in August.

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