BBC’s Naga Munchetty tells of her ‘fury’ over Trump’s ‘go back’ comments

BBC Breakfast host Naga Munchetty has told of her anger over President Trump's recent tweets as she spoke against racism on the programme.

The British presenter said she was 'absolutely furious' at the comments made by the US President, in which he told four non-white Democrats to 'go back to the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came'.

Although she did not directly call Donald Trump a racist, she said the president's remarks were 'embedded with racism'.

Speaking on yesterday's show, Munchetty spoke to fellow host Dan Walker following an interview with Trump Victory 2020 campaigner Jan Halper-Hayes, who insisted the president "is not a racist".

Following the interview, Munchetty reflected on her own experiences on the issue.

She said: "Every time I have been told, as a woman of colour, to go back to where I came from, that was embedded in racism.

"Now I'm not accusing anyone of anything here, but you know what certain phrases mean."

She added: "I can imagine that lots of people in this country will be feeling absolutely furious that a man in that position feels it's OK to skirt the lines in using language like that."

Walker asked Munchetty if she feels Mr Trump's language "legitimises other people to use it", to which she replied: "Yes."

She said: "It's not enough to do it just to get attention. He's in a responsible position."

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