An American man, Jesse Pariseau, has recounted an encounter with US President Donald Trump which appears to suggest that the American leader is racist.
Pariseau said in a Monday tweet that Donald prevented a man from boarding his yacht “because he was black”.
Pariseau claimed that the incident happened in 1983 and led to a lawsuit which Trump lost.
He tweeted, I’m going to keep retelling this story so it sinks in. In 1983 Donald would not allow one of my staff engineers on board his yacht because he was black. We cancelled the contract and he tried to sue me for breach of contract. He lost.”
The tweet has been retweeted 27,918 times and liked 50,488 times in less than a day.
Its common knowledge that trump has a deep-seated racist history. So why am I being hung out to dry over a single experience 30 years ago by a couple of right-wing media outlets Someone took my post and planted it on facebook calling me a liar. So be it. Can I ask for a pardon?
I'm going to keep retelling this story so it sinks in. In 1983 trump would not allow one of my staff engineers on board his yacht because he was black. We cancelled the contract and he tried to sue me for breech of contract. He lost.
— Jesse Pariseau (@JessePariseau) June 1, 2018
Trump has been described as a White supremacist since he began his political career leading to his historic election, a claim he denies.