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Rand Paul: We Can’t Do Immigration Reform ‘If Everybody’s Out There Calling’ Trump a ‘Racist’

It would appear that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) would really appreciate it if people would stop painting the president as racist for calling Haiti, El Salvador and African nations “shithole countries” and asking why America can’t just bring in more immigrants from Norway.

Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press this morning, the Kentucky lawmaker told host Chuck Todd that some people in the media have gone “completely bonkers” with “ad hominem” attacks on the president over his widely condemned remarks. Paul added that he wanted to see immigration reform but felt it was difficult if folks continue to criticize Trump.

“You can’t have immigration compromise if everybody’s out there calling the president a racist,” Paul exclaimed. “They’re actually destroying the setting — and he’s a little bit of it — they’re destroying the setting in which anything meaningful can happen.”

Watch the clip above, via NBC News.

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