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Sanders: We Must Stand Up Against Political Leaders Making Racist Attacks

Monday at at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took a shot at “political leaders appealing to the worst elements of us by making racist attacks against people from another country,” referencing  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s controversial comments about Mexican rapists.

In June at his presidential announcement Trump said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Sanders said, “What we have got to do is—when w see instances of racism, when we hear political leaders appealing to the worst elements of us by making racist attacks against people from another country—of people whose color might be different than most of us, we have got to stand up and say, in America you are not going to do that. Racism is unacceptable.”

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