New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof opined on CNN Wednesday night that yes, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump really is a racist.
“So in your estimation, is Donald Trump a racist?” asked host Don Lemon.
“Yeeeeah, frankly, I would say that,” he responded.
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“I think we probably make too much about any one comment, where you have this whole pattern of comments,” Kristof said. “He was also quoted saying blacks are lazy, that he wouldn’t want to hire blacks to handle money. Then comments about Muslims, comments about Mexicans, comments about Mexican-Americans.”
“When you have this broad pattern over decades and behaviors, reports about discriminating against blacks in housing, then yeah, frankly I would say that that is racist,” he concluded.
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