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Gary Johnson Called Donald Trump Racist — Twice

Other politicians have tiptoed around the word "racist" without actually saying it out loud.
Posted at 11:09 PM, Jun 06, 2016

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said something many other politicians won't.

"And his latest comments on the Hispanic judge in California, nothing short of racist," Johnson said during an interview.

"The comments are racist. Is he racist?" the reporter asked.

"Clearly, clearly," Johnson replied

In a live Facebook interview with The Hill, Johnson directly called Trump racist, and it's not the only time Johnson has come out swinging.

"Look, I think Donald Trump's statements on immigration are just really racist," Johnson said on Fox News

 He's certainly not the first person to blatantly call Trump racist. 

New York City's mayor posted on Twitter: "I didn’t realize this was in question. Behaves like a racist, speaks like a racist…of course @RealDonaldTrump is a racist."

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse also took to Twitter, writing, "Public Service Announcement: Saying someone can't do a specific job because of his or her race is the literal definition of "racism."

And there's no shortage of headlines on the internet that include Trump's name and the word "racist."

Other lawmakers have strayed from using that specific word.

"Is that not a racist statement?" Chuck Todd asked on "Meet the Press."

"I couldn't disagree more with a statement like that," Sen. Mitch McConnell responded.

"Is it a racist statement?" Todd asked again.

"I couldn't disagree more with what he had to say," McConnell said again.

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