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Clinton ad: ‘Even other Republicans are offended’ by Trump

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A new ad from Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s campaign zeroes in on Donald Trump’s comments about a federal judge to say that his rhetoric disgusts even fellow Republicans.

{mosads}The spot next shows Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, criticizing the ethnicity of a judge overseeing lawsuits against his Trump University.

“Trump’s statements are so extreme even other Republicans are offended,” the clip released Sunday says.

It then shows video of a recent CNN interview with Trump.

“If you are saying he can’t do his job because of his race, is that not the definition of racism?” CNN host Jake Tapper asks Trump.

“No, I don’t think so at all,” he responds. “We’re building a wall. He’s a Mexican.”

The commercial then quotes GOP strategist Ana Navarro.

“How dare he question a judge’s responsibility, a judge’s adherence to the Constitution, because he is of Mexican descent?” she says. “He is just as American as Donald Trump. Mexican Americans bleed just as any other American when they go to war. They bled just as any other Americans at 9/11.

“I’m livid about it. If this is his strategy to win over Hispanics, he has a hell of a wake-up call coming to him come November.”

Current and former Republican leadership additionally slam Trump’s remarks about Curiel in the clip.

“This is one of the worst mistakes Trump has made,” former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) says. “I think it’s inexcusable.”

“I completely disagree with the thinking behind that,” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says.

“I couldn’t disagree more with a statement like that,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says.

Curiel is of Hispanic descent and was born in Indiana. He is overseeing a handful of lawsuits alleging Trump University defrauded students and left them saddled with debt.

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