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John Cornyn

As Trump delivers racially charged insults, most Republicans stay silent

As Trump delivers racially charged insults, most Republicans stay silent

The president of the United States had just lobbed another racially charged insult - this time calling his former top African American adviser a "dog" - but Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, had no interest in talking about it.

"I've got more important things on my mind, so I really don't have a comment on that," said the Senate's No. 2 Republican, chuckling at the question.

Has President Donald Trump ever said anything on race that made Cornyn uncomfortable? "I think the most important thing is to pay attention to what the president does, which I think has been good for the country," the senator demurred.

What about his constituents back home -...

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