Nevada Democrats are calling Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a “shameless racist” over comments the billionaire businessman made about a Hispanic judge.
Several state party leaders held a press conference Monday decrying Trump’s allegation that U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel is biased against him in a Trump University lawsuit because of his Mexican heritage.
Democratic Assemblyman Nelson Araujo, whose parents came to the U.S. from El Salvador, said Trump’s accusations were unacceptable especially in states like Nevada with large immigrant populations.
“This is outrageous behavior for the presidential nominee of a major party,” Araujo said. “Alleging that someone can’t perform their job because of their ethnic heritage is just plain racist.”