Donald Trump: "I love the Mexican people" -- but it's time to "FIGHT!" them

Twitter, as you can well imagine, was not amused

By Scott Eric Kaufman
June 30, 2015 6:12PM (UTC)
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Donald Trump (Reuters/Dominick Reuter)

The same Donald Trump who was just last night being applauded by Megyn Kelly and Howard Kurtz for never "clarifying" his outrageous remarks took to Twitter Tuesday morning to clarify his remarks about Mexicans being gun- and drug-smuggling racists:

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Twitter responded to that incoherent statement with all the gravity it deserves:

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Given his earlier statements, Trump probably should have worded his tweet a little better:

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Because in the end, what Trump said was just a variation of that old racist chestnut:

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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at

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