The New York Times on Sunday printed three op-eds by three different writers that described President Trump as a bigot.
All three pieces were published Sunday, two of which were by full-time columnists for the paper.
Liberal writer Charles Blow wrote about Breitbart News chairman and former White House political strategist Steve Bannon's enduring impact on Trump's worldview.
"Bannon is the author of Trump’s ideology," he wrote. "It is always worth remembering that Bannon, who departed the White House in mid-August and returned to his right-wing website Breitbart the same day, last year proudly told Mother Jones: 'We’re the platform for the alt-right.' Alt-right is just a new name for Nazis and racists."
Roger Cohen, another liberal op-ed writer at the Times, described Trump's effect on international politics as "the last stand of the white man."
"The neo-fascists of Poland, of Hungary, are on the march, their anti-Semitism not yet exhausted," said Cohen. "In every Western democracy, Trump has helped unleash that which is most foul in human nature."
A third op-ed, by freelance writer Kashana Cauley, said that some of Trump's recent comments on Twitter, including his rebuke of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, "make it clear what he thinks about black Americans: Our role is to sit down and shut up, to remain deferential and grateful to him ..."
Journalists and commentators often state or suggest that Trump harbors some degree of racial animus, dating back to the 2016 campaign when, then a candidate, he hesitated to disavow support from the white supremacist David Duke.
In October, amid national controversy over Confederate statues displayed in public spaces, White House reporter April Ryan asked Trump administration spokeswoman Sarah Sanders whether the president believed that "slavery is wrong."