NEPTUNE — Congressman Frank Pallone called President Trump a "racist" during a Black History Month event on Saturday.

Encouraging the audience at the Monmouth County Democrats Black American Caucus to be active and aware of racism like Martin Luther King, Pallone said, "the guy in the White House – he’s a racist. He also doesn’t believe there’s any role in government other than his own ideology," according to the Asbury Park Press.

The 6th district Democrat has been outspoken against Trump on his Twitter feed, calling for disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway after she asked people to buy Ivanka Trump's products during an interview aired on Fox News.

He also called for an investigation into possible Russian involvement with the presidential election.

Pallone also spoke out in another tweet against the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA.

Retired Superior Court Judge Lawrence M.Lawson was also critical of Trump in his remarks and told the crowd that in Florida, where had just vacationed, “we don’t call him President Trump, We call him ‘D.T.’, or ’45.’

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