Trump also reportedly asked the United States intelligence analyst where "her people" were from during the White House briefing.
News reported the exchange between the president and a "career intelligence analyst who is an expert in hostage policy".
He wanted to know where "your people" are from, according to the officials, who spoke off the record due to the nature of the internal discussions.
After the woman answered that her parents are Korean, Trump reportedly suggested to another advisor in the room that the "pretty Korean lady" should be negotiating with North Korea.More news: Flores snubs Stoke job to remain at Espanyol
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It was her first time meeting the president, and when she was done briefing, he had a question for her.
These events, which have been only just revealed, are thought to have taken place in the autumn, but come amid an ongoing storm after the president referred to African nations as a "shithole".
Amid ongoing national and global condemnation for his remarks about "shithole" African nations, Donald Trump has come under fire yet again after details emerged about an intelligence briefing in which he asked why a "pretty Korean lady" wasn't working on negotiations with North Korea. However, Trump wasn't looking for this response. MSNBC recently ran a compilation video of Trump talking about people he's hiring, and in each instance says they look like they're from "central casting".
Following a Trump's speech to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. journalist April Ryan, of American Urban Radio, accused him of racism, calling out, "Mr. President, are you a racist?" None of the lawmakers knew Carson, and Trump found that surprising, the attendees said.
During that same meeting, a member relayed to Trump that potential welfare cuts would harm her constituents, "not all of whom are black". The president replied: "Really?"