Obama: Hispanics Ignore Trump’s Racism Because They Oppose Gay Marriage And Abortion

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President Barack Obama said Wednesday that Hispanic evangelicals overlook President Donald Trump’s “racist” statements because they are opposed to gay marriage and abortion.

Obama made the comments during an appearance on the Breakfast Club radio show, where he discussed the outcome of the 2020 election.

Exit polls showed that Trump won a far larger share of the Hispanic vote than any Republican presidential candidate in recent history, a demographic shift Obama argues is due to Hispanic American’s religious opposition to gay marriage and abortion. While Trump has said he is pro-life, there is no reason to believe he is against gay marriage.

Obama also pointed to the Trump administration’s detaining of illegal immigrants in “cages” while they are in U.S. custody, a practice that began under the Obama administration.

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