Real-estate magnate and presidential candidate Donald Trump did not appreciate a recent Washington Post opinion piece accusing him of spreading “baldly racist xenophobia.”
On Tuesday, Jonathan Capehart, a member of the Post editorial board, tweeted a photo of the handwritten note Trump sent him.
“Jonathan, you are the racist, not I. Get rid of your ‘hate.’ Best wishes,” the note read:
Trump is well known for sending notes to reporters who cover him. He typically writes his comments on printed versions of their articles or copies of related emails and has a staffer forward these missives as attached files.
For his part, Capehart wrote a piece on Monday that criticised Trump for apparently retweeting a supporter who said one of his rivals, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), supported illegal immigration because his wife is from Mexico.
“That he retweeted such an offensive comment speaks ill of his judgment. That he would get so personal with a rival speaks ill of his temperament,” Capehart wrote. “That he felt comfortable endorsing such a hateful remark speaks ill of the GOP, which has turned a blind eye to this low-boil hate for so long that it has lost all ability to squelch it.”
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