Joe Scarborough Rants Against "Completely Racist" Donald Trump
The 'Morning Joe' host blasts the GOP presidential candidate's recent comments about a Mexican judge.
Donald Trump has been getting a lot of backlash for his recent comments that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel cannot fairly preside over a case involving Trump University because of his Mexican heritage. On Monday's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough criticized Trump for his comments, saying they were "completely racist."
"Here you have a guy that is from Indiana, from Indiana. I think his family, if I'm not mistaken, had been in the country longer than Trump's grandmother," said Scarborough.
Scarborough said he's always had problems with Trump's racism, including his Muslim ban, and said that in his past conversations with Trump he had hoped to "pressure him to back down and change that policy."
"Instead, Al, he's doubled down," said Scarborough, addressing panelist Al Sharpton. "And now it's people that may have — what is it, one-sixteenth Mexican blood? If you've got one-sixteenth Mexican blood then maybe you can't be a judge. One-sixteenth Muslim blood? I mean, this is unbelievable. He is getting worse, not better."
The Morning Joe host also criticized Republicans who've endorsed Trump, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.
"These Republicans this week who were so shocked and stunned and deeply saddened and offended by this clear act of racism had all the evidence in the world before that he had done things that, again, stopped them from endorsing him," Scarborough said. "How do you endorse, Paul Ryan, a man that supports the banning of 1.4 billion Muslims from ever entering the United States of America? You make him back down, actually."
He said that by endorsing Trump without convincing him to change his views on Muslims and other minorities, Ryan is putting "the House of Representatives in play."
He said of Ryan, "He endorses Donald Trump, he endorses his racism against Muslims. Paul Ryan endorses his racism against Mexicans. Paul Ryan endorses his racism against Americans who may have, oh, I don't know, one-16th Mexican blood in there, saying they're disqualified to be judges."