“I think his personal attacks on reporters, including Maggie [Haberman], are pretty awful and pretty unpresidential,” Baquet told The Guardian. “I think personal attacks on journalists, when he calls them names, I think he puts their lives at risk.”
“I think that when he actually calls reporters names, says they’re un-American, says they’re enemies of the people … that phrase has a deep history,” he added. “I think when he says that, it is an appalling attack on the press.”
Baquet was also asked if he thought Trump was a racist.
“I don’t know. I think Donald Trump says racially divisive things. I think that’s a little bit different. I’m not in his head enough to know whether he says them because he wants to stoke his base,” the 63-year-old replied.