The Trump campaign has released a video of the 38 times the President has denounced white nationalism.
Donald Trump's disavowals date back to 2000 and include statements made during his 2016 campaign, as well as in the recent debates against Joe Biden.
But in the first presidential debate, Trump last month provoked fury for a fumbled condemnation of Proud Boys – an alleged white supremacist group – who he told to 'stand back and stand by.'
Biden claims the reason he decided to run against Trump was because of his infamous line that there were 'very fine people' on both sides after a white supremacist killed a woman in Charlottesville in 2017 during violence between right-wingers and counter protesters.
President Donald Trump speaks during the first 2020 presidential campaign debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., September 29
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks as he participates in the first 2020 presidential campaign debate with U.S. President Donald Trump in Cleveland, Ohio
Since then there has been further racial violence in the US, with the killing of George Floyd in May setting off chaos across cities during which Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter rioters have died.
Despite Trump's claim that he's done 'more for black people than any other president' (with the 'possible exception of Abraham Lincoln'), Biden says Trump is 'one of the most racist presidents we've had in modern history.'
Speaking to Fox News after the release of the campaign video, a Trump staffer said: 'President Trump wants to prosecute the KKK as a terrorist organization and has condemned White supremacy at least 38 times. 38 times!'
He added: 'The Biden campaign continues to sow division and inflame racial tension by spreading this false narrative. Enough is enough.'
The campaign staffer called it a 'dead issue' and that anyone who continued to raise it was 'smearing the president.'
Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News who asked the president to condemn white nationalism during the debate