Libertarian presidential nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonOn The Trail: Making sense of Super Poll Sunday Polarized campaign leaves little room for third-party hopefuls The Memo: Trump retains narrow path to victory MORE is calling Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE's comments about a U.S. district judge and undocumented immigrants racist. 


"When it comes to Mexican immigrants — and that he would call immigrants from Mexico murderers and rapists — look, that's just not true," Johnson said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday. 

"The stuff he is saying is just incendiary," said the former New Mexico governor. 

"Incendiary, but you think he himself is racist?" asked host Brianna Keilar. 

"Based on his statements, clearly," Johnson said. 

"If his statements are being made, is that not reflective of — if you look at the definition of racism — calling a U.S.-born Hispanic Mexican and his inability to judge others, I think I'm now semi-quoting [Speaker] Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanAmerican Greatness editor on how Trump's abandonment of populism affected 2020 election Paul Ryan calls for Trump to accept results: 'The election is over' Bottom line MORE [R-Wis.] here." 

Johnson was referring to Trump's attacks on U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel. Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, said Curiel's Mexican heritage prevented him from presiding fairly over lawsuits involving Trump University.