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Donald Trump Jr. Says He Can’t be Racist Because His Girlfriend is Puerto Rican

Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle are in Pikeville, Kentucky on Thursday for Governor Matt Bevin and Dr. Ralph Alvarado’s election campaign.

Thus far, it’s been a pretty boring event, with very, very low turnout.

I mean, just look at this crowd!

Donald Trump Jr. speech thus far has been the typical Junior speech. Praising his father, Donald Trump is the best, yadda yadda.

But Trump Jr. also said something that was quite bizarre.

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According to Kentucky Public Radio reporter Ryland Barton, Trump Jr. remarked that he couldn’t be a racist because he is dating a Puerto Rican woman.

Guilfoyle, a former Fox News host, has a Puerto Rican mother and an Irish father.

Still, this argument doesn’t mean Trump Jr. isn’t a racist.

After all, remember the Skittles incident?

Back in 2016, Trump Jr. tweeted an image that used the popular rainbow-colored candy to make a policy argument against admitting refugees into the United States.

“If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful,” the image read. Trump added his own commentary on the message, tweeting, “This image says it all. Let’s end the politically correct agenda that doesn’t put America first. #trump2016.”

And there was the time Don Jr. shared a racist tweet about Kamala Harris:

Our guess? Don Jr. is a racist.

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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three college-aged children.

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