Gary Johnson says Donald Trump 'clearly' a racist

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Gary Johnson Called Donald Trump Racist — Twice

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said something many other politicians won't.

During an interview with The Hill Johnson said, "His latest comments on the Hispanic judge in California, nothing short of racist,"

"The comments are racist. Is he racist?" the reporter asked.

"Clearly, clearly," Johnson replied

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Johnson directly called Trump racist, and it's not the only time Johnson has come out swinging.

"Look, I think Donald Trump's statements on immigration are just really racist," Johnson said on Fox News.

He's certainly not the first person to blatantly call Trump racist.

New York City's mayor posted on Twitter: "I didn't realize this was in question. Behaves like a racist, speaks like a racist...of course @RealDonaldTrump is a racist."

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse also took to Twitter, writing, "Public Service Announcement: Saying someone can't do a specific job because of his or her race is the literal definition of "racism."

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UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 26: Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson pretends to have a heart attack on stage while arguing in favor of legalization of marijuana during CPAC in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 26, 2015. Former Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, R-N.Y., not pictured, had just argued during their debate that marijuana caused an increased risk of heart attacks. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks in the Fox News/Google GOP Debate at the Orange County Convention Center on September 22, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. The debate featured the nine Republican candidates two days before the Florida straw poll. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
File-This Nov. 3, 2011 file photo shows former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson addressing the 2011 Drug Policy Alliance conference in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 it was announced that Johnson had been named the CEO of a Nevada-based company that hopes to make medical and recreational marijuana products. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for president, addresses an audience of students and the public at Macalester College, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in St. Paul, Minn. Johnson, a former two-term New Mexico governor, is on a nationwide college tour as part of his campaign for president. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Republican presidential candidates, from left, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, prepare prior to a debate Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
FILE - In this Sept 23, 2011 file-pool photo, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks in Orlando, Fla. The Libertarian Johnson is running for president a second time after winning more than a million votes in 2012. (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool, File)
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson announces his plans to seek the Republican nomination for president in front of the Statehouse Thursday, April 21, 2011 in Concord, N.H. Gov. Johnson says he has the resume needed to lead the country. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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Texas Gov. George W. Bush, left, makes a joke about the first time he met New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, right, as he addresses a crowd at a barbecue June 19, 1998, in support of Johnson's re-election campaign in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Jake Schoellkopf)
New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson enters the Roswell Convention Center Thursday, July 3, 1997 surrounded by aliens. The governor and his family visited Roswell to participate in the 50th anniversary celebration of eth Roswell incident.(AP Photo/Susan Sterner)
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And there's no shortage ofheadlines on the internet that include Trump's name and the word "racist."

Other lawmakers have strayed from using that specific word.

"Is that not a racist statement?" Chuck Todd asked on "Meet the Press."

"I couldn't disagree more with a statement like that," Sen. Mitch McConnell responded.

"Is it a racist statement?" Todd asked again.

"I couldn't disagree more with what he had to say," McConnell said again.

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