Obama: Hispanics who voted for Trump ignored his racism because it was ‘less important’ than abortion and gay marriage

Former President Barack Obama argued that Hispanic voters who supported President Trump ignored his racism and his placing of undocumented workers in cages because “that’s less important” than his views on gay marriage and abortion.

“People were surprised about a lot of Hispanic folks who voted for Trump,” the former president said during an appearance on the radio show The Breakfast Club on Wednesday. “There’s a lot of evangelical Hispanics who … the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans, or puts detainees — undocumented workers — in cages, they think that’s less important than the fact that he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion.”

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