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Excuse Me?': Donald Trump Has Answer Prepared When 'Combative' Reporters Press Him on 'Racist' Claims


"If I get the nomination I will win with the Hispanics."

Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, pauses while speaking during The Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, July 18, 2015. The sponsor, The FAMiLY LEADER, is a 'pro-family, pro-marriage, pro-life organization which champions the principle that God is the ultimate leader of the family.' (Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump encountered a band of reporters on Thursday who had plenty of questions about his candidacy as well as claims that he's "a racist" after he landed at his golf resort in Scotland.

Reporters, described as "combative" by NBC News, peppered Trump with questions about his 2016 bid for the White House. One even asked the candidate to respond to "claims you're a racist," to which Trump said, "Excuse me?"

The journalist then proceeded by asking, "Why have you come here, Mr. Trump?"

Watch some of Trump's dialogue with reporters below:

The billionaire went on to say that he believes he represents a "very big section" of America, considering his success in recent polls, and when a reporter pushed back by claiming that Trump likely doesn't resonate with the "immigrant population," he issued a quick rebuttal.

"A poll came out two days ago where I am number one with the Hispanics," he said. "I know you are surprised to hear that. But I am number one with the Hispanics. And I said that if I get the nomination I will win with the Hispanics."

Trump has been under fire since making controversial comments about illegal immigrants during his June 2016 campaign announcement. 

(H/T: NBC News)

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