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Mark Halperin has a clarification on racism for you: Attacking a judge's ethnicity is not racism because “Mexican is not a race.”

The Bloomberg journalist insisted Friday that Donald Trump’s comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s ethnicity is “not racial” because “Mexican is not a race.”

On MSNBC’s “All Due Respect,” Halperin’s co-host John Heilemann called Trump’s words “not even dog whistle politics. It is just pure racial politics.” The exchange was first reported by Mediate.

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Trump insisted in an interview with Jake Tapper that Curiel, who was born in Indiana, had a "conflict of interest" because of his "Mexican heritage" in a fraud case against Trump University.

“No it’s not racial,” Halperin said. When Heilemann tried to argue, Halperin said “Mexican is not a race.”

Heilemann argued with Halperin, saying that the comments were “stirring up racial animus” and “wildly inappropriate” for a presidential candidate.

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Halperin conceded that the comments were “racially tinged” but insisted “I was just making the point that Mexican is not a race.”

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