Libertarian presidential nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonBiden broadened Democratic base, cut into Trump coalition: study New Mexico lawmakers send recreational marijuana bills to governor Judge throws out murder convictions, releases men jailed for 24 years MORE is calling Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York state Senate candidate charged in riot Trump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report GOP senator clashes with radio caller who wants identity of cop who shot Babbitt 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 RyanRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Juan Williams: Biden's child tax credit is a game-changer Trump clash ahead: Ron DeSantis positions himself as GOP's future in a direct-mail piece 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.