Watch As Mitch McConnell Drowns In A Sea Of Trump Racism On National Television

In a display of complete cowardice, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused on three occasions to call Donald Trump’s attacks on the Trump University case judge racist during an interview on Meet The Press.

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Transcript via Meet The Press:

CHUCK TODD:

You know what he has said about this federal judge that’s overseeing the Trump University lawsuit. He has essentially said he cannot be impartial because he’s Hispanic. Is that not a racist statement?

SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL:

I couldn’t disagree more with a statement like that.

CHUCK TODD:

Is it a racist statement?

SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL:

I couldn’t disagree more with what he had to say.

CHUCK TODD:

Okay. But do you think it’s a racist statement to say?

SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL:

I don’t agree with what he had to say. This is a man who is born in Indiana. All of us came here from somewhere else. Almost all Americans are either near term immigrants, like my wife, who came here at age eight, not speaking a word of English, or the rest of us is ancestors were risk takers, and who got up from wherever they were and came here and made this country great. That’s an important part of what makes America work.

Of course, Trump’s attacks on the Trump University case judge are racist. The Republican nominee is claiming that the American-born judge is biased against him because he is Mexican.

Majority Leader McConnell could have blazed a path away from Donald Trump by admitting that Tump’s comments were based on race and that they were inappropriate. Instead, McConnell took the coward’s way out. He refused to answer the question and admit that Donald Trump’s comments were racist. Moments like this one are why Trump is going to be the anchor that will sink the Republican Party.

McConnell’s refusal to criticize Trump made him look like a coward and a fool. The best way for McConnell to save his Senate majority would be to run away from Trump. By refusing to show some backbone, Mitch McConnell may have just handed the Senate back to the Democrats.