"Do you believe systemic racism is a problem in this country?"
President Trump is asked, "Do you believe systemic racism is a problem in this country?" by a journalist following a roundtable in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
When asked by a reporter if systemic racism is a problem in the U.S., President Trump declined to answer the question and instead spoke about the violence stemming from nationwide protests over police brutality and racial injustice. He made the comments during a Tuesday visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin in the aftermath of the Jacob Blake shooting. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy joined CBSN with the latest. US Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has been asked by Democratic vice-president candidate Senator Kamala Harris whether she believes climate change is happening.
Judge Barrett declined to express a view on what she called a "very contentious matter of public debate".
The questioning came on day three of Judge Barrett's Senate confirmation hearing. Rev. Al Sharpton schools the president on the importance of racial sensitivity. The president failed to answer to white supremacists' violence in last week's debate. President Trump on Sept. 1 demurred when asked whether he believed that systemic racism was a problem in the United States, instead pointing to violence during some protests.