Trump Asks America to Give His Racism a Little Privacy In This Difficult Time

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After Paul Ryan called his attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s Mexican heritage “textbook racism” and Mitch McConnell told him to stop attacking “various minority groups” (presumably to just focus on one), Donald Trump issued a statement Tuesday saying his statements had been “misconstrued.”

“I am friends with and employ thousands of people of Mexican and Hispanic descent,” Trump explained, either as the classic evidence bigots offer to explain away their bigotry — or an explanation for why polls surprisingly show there are still a few Latino people planning to vote for him in November.

Now that these false and unfair charges of racism have all been cleared up, Trump can focus on the general election where he has a chance to make history by becoming the first Birther president.

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