Gary Johnson says Donald Trump 'clearly' a racist

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 - MARCH 3: Gov. Gary Johnson, former Governor of NM, speaks at the American Conservative Union's CPAC conference at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., on Thursday, March 3, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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)
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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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