It isn’t the first time someone racist has claimed to be merely misunderstood, nor will it be the last. Donald Trump’s non-apology statement only serves to reinforce that he’s, well, a racist.
Donald Trump likes to brag that he never apologizes and he certainly hasn’t today with respect to his racist comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel:
Keep in mind that Trump’s new statement is not an apology or a walk back. He’s saying that he was misunderstood and that he’s justified.
4:23 PM – 7 Jun 2016
The Trump statement isn’t an apology. And it’s unlikely to quiet GOP nerves about him.
4:02 PM – 7 Jun 2016
It’s weird that the racist guy doesn’t understand why that comment was racist, huh?
4:14 PM – 7 Jun 2016
Statement doesn’t use the words “apologize” or “regret.” Instead, says it’s “unfortunate” that Trump’s comments have been “misconstrued.”
Trump seems to be saying: I don’t think all Hispanic judges are biased. I just feel this Hispanic judge is biased. Because he is Hispanic.
4:13 PM – 7 Jun 2016
Trump issues statement on Curiel, but it seems to walk back absolutely nothing.
4:04 PM – 7 Jun 2016
Things that this statement does not contain
1. An apology
2. Disavowal of anything Trump has said about the judge
4:03 PM – 7 Jun 2016
*reads Trump statement*
“Ooohhhhhhhhhh. The comments were misconstruuuuuued! Well that settles that.”
4:34 PM – 7 Jun 2016
Trump, sensing a tidal wave, puts out a statement saying he didn’t accuse judge of bias because of Mexican dissent. Break the Pinnochio bank
4:00 PM – 7 Jun 2016
Published: Jun 7, 2016