CBS’Evening News Highlights How GOP Has “Awkwardly Condemned” Trump’s Racist Comments While Supporting Him As Nominee

CBS’Evening News Highlights How GOP Has “Awkwardly Condemned” Trump’s Racist Comments While Supporting Him As Nominee

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From the June 7 edition of CBS' Evening News with Scott Pelley:

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SCOTT PELLEY (HOST): In a written statement today Trump said that based on the rulings in the Trump University case so far, he is justified in questioning fairness, but he said that his remarks about the judge have been quote "misconstrued" as an attack on people of Mexican heritage. Here's Major Garrett. 

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MAJOR GARRETT: All this continued to panic top congressional Republicans who today awkwardly condemned Trump's remarks as racist while supporting him as the presumptive nominee. 

[…] 

Republican donors and fundraisers aligned with Trump are now reconsidering or back out entirely. Scott, Republican Senators Lindy Graham of South Carolina and Jeff flake of Arizona both said today they could not endorse Trump.

Previously:

Sean Hannity Questions How Paul Ryan Can Support Trump But Call His Comments Racist

Right-Wing Media Defend Trump’s Racist Attack On Judge With False Comparison To Sotomayor’s Call For Diversity

Even Fox News' Outnumbered Has Had Enough Of Trump's Racist Attacks On Judge Curiel

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Elections, Race & Ethnicity, Racial Justice
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Scott Pelley, Major Garrett, Donald Trump
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CBS Evening News
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2016 Elections
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