Hillary Clinton isn’t calling Donald Trump a racist, even after the Republican presidential candidate questioned whether a Hispanic judge would be fair to him in his upcoming Trump University civil case.
“Do you think that Donald Trump is a racist?” ABC’s David Muir asked Clinton in an interview with the presumptive Democratic nominee last night.
“Well, I don’t know what’s in his heart,” Clinton admitted, before describing Trump’s comments as “a racist attack.”
Clinton seized on criticism from Republicans including Speaker Paul Ryan, who described the comments as a “textbook definition” of a racist comment.
“I think that has been made clear by the many, many voices speaking out against it and many from the Republican side because clearly this was shocking to people and it went against everything we believe in,” she said.
Clinton said she hadn’t spoken to Republicans privately about Trump’s attacks, but asserted that many of her Republican friends were worried about their controversial nominee.
“I have a long history of working with them and I know them well enough to believe that a number are quite concerned,” she said.