Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the presidential debates at the Reagan Library on September 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - If you make an offensive comment about an entire set of people, but claim to have friends in that group, does that mean what you said can’t be considered racist?
It’s an old excuse, and two un-connected yet wholly political figures have embraced it as their defense in the past week.
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