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McConnell Repeatedly Refuses To Say Trump's Attack On Judge Is Racist

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NBC News' "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd noted to McConnell that Trump has said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel's "Mexican heritage" is a conflict of interest in the case.

"Is that not a racist statement?" Todd asked McConnell.

"I couldn't disagree more with a statement like that," McConnell said.

Todd again asked if the statement was racist.

"I couldn't disagree more with what he had to say," McConnell said.

"OK, but you think it's a racist statement to say?" Todd asked.

"I don't agree with what he had to say," McConnell replied, adding that nearly all Americans have ancestors who have immigrated.