Bill de Blasio: Of Course Trump Is a Racist

Monday on CNN’s “New Day,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a racist.

De Blasio said, “He separates us, he divides us very openly and for his own pushes politically, strategically. Look what he’s said about the KKK. At first when he was asked if he would accept support from David Duke, you saw how long he hesitated. He said nothing about the KKK and their history. So he is basically suggesting that people who like the KKK, that he’s their candidate. Look what he said about Muslims and Mexicans, it’s a clear pattern of division and using race as a wedge and a strategic tool. That’s racism. And by the way, this is the worst kind of racism. it’s cynical racism for his own political gain.”

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