Conservatives should be defending people such as Donald Trump for speaking the truth rather than joining liberals in attacking them, talk radio host Mark Levin said on his show Thursday.
"You've even got fools like [former New York Gov. George] Pataki. What the hell is he running for?" Levin asked.
Pataki, who is running for president on the GOP ticket against Trump, said Wednesday that while many of his fellow Republicans say they have to appeal to Latino voters, they are afraid to say Trump is wrong.
"He may spend millions of dollars calling me a loser, but we cannot allow the American people to divide ourselves," Pataki told Fox News.
"The Mexican-Americans are here to stay."
Trump is under fire for saying in his campaign kickoff speech that many Mexicans who are coming into the United States illegally are rapists and killers.
But Levin said the gist of Trump's comments are true, and his words are being twisted.
NBC Universal and Univision have dropped his Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, Macy's has stopped selling his clothing line and Serta has stopped selling his mattress line.
"Whatever you think of him, the fact of the matter is we have got to start defending people who are speaking out," Levin said. "If they speak out and say things that are really, really outrageous that we disagree with, no. But … they are now running an organized campaign against Trump that destroys businesses."
Levin said that even a member of Congress is tweeting for people to continue to attack Trump.
"What the hell is this?" he asked. "I'll tell you what it is: It's the French Revolution."
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