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Mr. Kurd' thrilled with Trump nickname: 'He made me happy by this sentence'

First Posted: Sep 27, 2018 02:06 PM EDT

President Trump used an ethnic term to refer to a reporter at Wednesday's press conference - to the consternation of the U.S. press corps but the delight of the reporter in question.

"Yes, please, Mr. Kurd, go ahead," he said at the United Nations in New York while calling on a journalist, who was later identified by New York Times media writer Michael M. Grynbaum as Rahim Rashidi.

While several U.S. journalists wrote deadpan tweets in incredulity, Mr. Rashidi saw things differently, according to Mr. Grynbaum. 

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