GOP leaders aren’t calling Trump’s tirade racist

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the Senate Republicans’ policy lunch in the Capitol on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

“No,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said when asked if President Donald Trump’s tweet attacking four lawmakers of color was “racist.”

“Well the president’s not a racist,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said at his weekly news briefing Tuesday.

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