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Rep. Lee Zeldin: Obama Is a Racist, Not Trump

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By    |   Tuesday, 07 Jun 2016 01:34 PM

A congressman from New York thinks President Barack Obama is a racist because of his "policies and his rhetoric."

Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin told CNN Tuesday morning Donald Trump's verbal attacks on a Mexican-American judge presiding over a lawsuit against him are racist in nature, but that doesn't make Trump a racist by definition.

"I think that Mr. Trump made a regrettable mistake with his statement. I believe that it's a regrettable legal strategy," said Zeldin, who supports Trump for president. "He's trying to win a case, and that strategy at this point has led to that particular calculation that has been made to go after the judge's heritage."

CNN anchors John Berman and Kate Bolduan then tried to back Zeldin into a corner and admit he's supporting a racist candidate for president. Zeldin said he believes the Democratic Party has resorted to racist practices over the years by grouping ethnic groups together and engaging in "microtargeting."

After more back and forth, Zeldin brought Obama into the discussion.

"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," Zeldin said.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday Trump's remarks about U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel are "the textbook definition of racist comments."

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