I will not label President Trump as a racist. However, his comments of four Leftist Democrat women of color, were certainly way off political correctness.
No, it was a well-calculated Trump move, by patronizing/leading on the White Nationalist/Supremist, bigoted rednecks. Those, along with the beneficiaries of his tax cuts, make up his 40 percent base. They will back him and support him, no matter what!