Rep Lee Zeldin tells CNN he agrees with Ryan that Trump statement is racist but still "no-brainer" to choose Trump over Hillary— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) June 7, 2016
Think of the logical inconsistency in Ryan's comments Tuesday. Yes, Trump is engaging in a "textbook" example of racism. No, I will not rescind my support. What conclusion can possibly be drawn from those comments? That, sure, Trump is playing with racism but he's still better than Clinton?
BERMAN: "So if Donald Trump is making racist statements, you're saying he's a racist?"ZELDIN: "So if he, internally, felt superior because he is white and he's not Hispanic -- if he felt superior because he was white and he wasn't black or he was Christian and not Jewish -- you could start getting into the weeds internally as far as a person's character goes. But quite frankly, what I have seen through the years is an offensive micro-targeting on policy and rhetoric of campaigns. People want votes."
Just asked of GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin on CNN: "Are you essentially saying that, 'Yes he's a racist but he's our racist?'"— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) June 7, 2016