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Perry: Trump ‘Offensive’ Remarks Don’t ‘Represent’ the GOP

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,”  former Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Donald Trump’s remarks about Mexican immigrants being rapist and criminals were  “offensive.”

Addressing Trumps criticism of his handling of border security Perry said “I don’t think he understands the challenge, obviously.”

Perry continued,  “The fact is, I have said clearly that Donald Trump does not represent the Republican Party. I was offended by his remarks. Hispanics in America and Texas, from the Alamo to Afghanistan have been extraordinary people, citizens of our country and of our state. They have served nobly and to paint with that broad of a brush, like Donald Trump did, he’s going to have to defend those remarks. I never will. And I will stand up and say those were offensive, which they were.”

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