Who Said It: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick or GOP Frontrunner Donald Trump?

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Donald Trump may be making waves with his xenophobic comments, but here in Texas we’ve got plenty of right-wing racists of our own. Thanks to our friends at the Texas Democratic Party for this post pointing out the similarities between our Lieutenant Governor and the Donald.

AUSTIN, TX — Last week, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick slammed Donald Trump on his official Facebook page. Today, that comment is deleted. The move comes after pushback from Patrick’s racist, xenophobic Republican base.

The fact is, vile rhetoric against Latinos sells well among Republican primary voters. And Dan Patrick is no stranger to hateful and racist comments.

So what’s the problem? The Texas Republican Party claims that they are honestly courting the Latino vote, yet they refuse to call Trump out.

Even if Dan Patrick and Republicans try to distance themselves from Trump, their record speaks volumes about their real feelings towards Latinos.

Texas Democrats have just one question:

Who said the following, Dan or Donald?

Q1) “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”

Q2) “They are bringing Third World diseases with them.”

Q3) “The number one problem we are facing is the silent invasion of the border. We are being overrun. It is imperiling our safety.”

Q4) “They threaten your family. They threaten your life. They threaten your business. They threaten our state.”

Q5) “More illegal aliens in federal prisons than murderers, kidnappers, and rapists combined.”

Q6) “We have anchor babies in this country…”

Q7) “There is a core group of potential terrorists and people in criminal gangs and drug cartels who are coming to Texas to harm us and steal from us and sell drugs to our kids.”

Q8) “We are going to be overrun by the masses coming here. By 2050 we could have over one hundred million people with no sense of our history, no sense of our culture, no sense of our language…”

Q9) “I am the least racist person there is. And I think most people that know me would tell you that. I am the least racist.”

Answer key:
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Background:

On July 23, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick slammed Donald Trump on his official Facebook page. The post is now deleted.
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