Another day, another racist Tweet from Donald Trump.
Sparking a furor and stealing the spotlight from Hillary Clinton's email problems, Donald Trump has retweeted what some are saying is a racist depiction of Mitt Romney as a Mexican.
Trump apologist Corey Lewandowski, told this reporter his former boss and the Trump campaign re-post images from other websites and contributors all the time, "just like everyone else does." This time Trump's critics contend the image was obviously created specifically for the KKK, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups that use the website the image came from.
Trump refused to apologize and defended his Tweet and criticism of Mitt Romney while speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania.
"So if a racist website happens to use the same picture of Mitt Romney that we do the dishonest media automatically says I'm a racist. Folks, I'm the least racist guy you could ever know, people are just being too sensitive. As to the point of the Tweet, maybe Mitt Romney should go back to Mexico instead of plotting ways to block my election to the White House."
Trump's son in law, Jared Kushner was silent when Trump tweeted a picture of Hillary Clinton and a Jewish star on top of money in what was widely interpreted as anti-Semitic imagery. After the Romney Tweet however, Kushner is now defending his father in-law.
"People are too quick to apply the anti-Semitic, or anti-Muslim, anti-Mexican, anti-woman...well anyway, comparing my father in-law Donald Trump to Hitler is exactly why people call the media dishonest. There is no comparing a family man and successful businessman to an egotistical maniac who ignited the flames of racial hatred in an otherwise peaceful country."
Republicans who still hope to support Trump in the general election did not call Donald Trump an outright racist. Senate scarecrow Mitch McConnell typified the tepid Republican response when he said "Donald Trump has got to clean up his rhetoric before the general election."