And the septic tank that is the GOP continues to make excuses for Trump's overt racism.
This was probably not the interview that New York state Representative Lee Zeldin had in mind.
The Republican Congressman sat down with CNN’s John Bermanand Kate Bolduan Tuesday morning to address his support for Donald Trump head-on in the aftermath of the newest controversy embroiling the campaign. Trump, the party’s presumptive nominee for President, has been arguing that an Indiana-born judge of Mexican heritage can not fairly oversee a lawsuit involving Trump University given the candidate’s proposed southern border wall.
Shortly after House Speaker Paul Ryan called Trump’s comments — but not the man — “textbook racism,” Representative Zeldin had a tougher time walking that razor-thin tight rope.
“I think that Mr. Trump made a regrettable mistake with his statement,” Rep. Zeldin admitted.
But as soon as Berman and Bolduan turned up the heat on Zeldin to hold him accountable for defending someone embattled in a controversy of racism, Zeldin seemed to buckle and squirm with discomfort.
His answer on Trump?
"There’s more than just words to define a person and, by the way, aside from words, there’s a whole lot more to define everyone, but you can easily argue that the President of the United States is a racist with his policies and his rhetoric."
Ahh, the ol' "prove the NAACP isn't racist" canard. From a grown man and Member of Congress, no less. But this is who they are, folks. And they are proud of their hatred.
And in November, they will still control a hefty chunk of this country.