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Fri Jul 3, 2015, 07:27 AM

Hispanic leaders say Republican Party must condemn Trump

Source: AP

By STEVE PEOPLES

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential candidate who's refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers.

Trump's comments, delivered in his announcement speech last month, have haunted the GOP for much of the last two weeks and dominated Spanish-language media. It's bad timing for a Republican Party that has invested significantly in Hispanic outreach in recent years, given the surging influence of the minority vote.

Yet several Republican candidates have avoided the issue altogether, while those who have weighed in have declined to criticize Trump as strongly as many Hispanic leaders would like.

"The time has come for the candidates to distance themselves from Trump and call his comments what they are: ludicrous, baseless and insulting," said Alfonso Aguilar, a Republican who leads the American Principles Project's Latino Partnership. "Sadly, it hurts the party with Hispanic voters. It's a level of idiocy I haven't seen in a long time."

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In this June 30, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives at a house party in Bedford, N.H. Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party’s presidential contenders do more to condemn Trump, who’s refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 07:33 AM

1. As they should, of course the Don will say if it wasn't for minorities I would of had it Hands Down

 

and he can continue his life long delusions, and the sycophants can keep feeding him .

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 07:47 AM

3. Anti immigration hatred is strong in the GOP base

How can they make nice with the Hispanic population and their dues paying base at the same time?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 08:02 AM

4. The Republican Party can fall back on their age of method

We apologize to all who were offended by Trump's comments

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 08:08 AM

5. Trump is ahead in the polls. The Republicans will not only not apologize - if they see it

working, they will do the same,

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 08:17 AM

6. GOP :"Bad Boy"

wink, wink, nod, nod.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 08:43 AM

7. Trump is doing a great job of alienating Hispanic voters

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 08:48 AM

8. Nobody can win without at least some Hispanic support

 

If they don't condemn Trump they are toast automatically.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 09:38 AM

9. "It's a level of idiocy I haven't seen in a long time."



This may be just the tip of the GOP iceberg! They have levels of idiocy we can't even imagine!


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 09:42 AM

10. Republican silence is proof, their spokesman Trump mirrors the republican party line.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 10:03 AM

12. "Silence is proof"?

 

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Response to candelista (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 11:07 AM

13. yes, like republicans were silent or even encouraged the birther bagger republican lies

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 11:27 AM

14. Silence doesn't prove anything except the absence of sound.

 

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Response to Beauregard (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 12:35 PM

16. party leadership are silent, so their republican bigot 'message' can dominate the media.

Their silence encourages more & harsher discrimination.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 09:55 AM

11. Soon, the GOP transfiguration will be complete and it will be what it has long

 

aspired to be, but never have the guts to openly admit: the party of rich, white, elderly males. (See Trump's comments recently about how only the rich should be able to golf, for example.)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 11:44 AM

15. Trump is

 

being worshipped for speaking what the right wing is thinking.

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