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Illinois GOP senator runs scared from Trump: He’s ‘too bigoted and racist’ to be president

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Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) is in the race of his political career and Donald Trump’s sinking poll numbers are making things tough on his 2016 reelection bid. Perhaps that is why Kirk denounced Trump so emphatically, Thursday, saying Trump is “too bigoted and racist” to be president.

In an interview with “Big” John Howell on Chicago’s WLS-AM 890, Kirk was asked if he thinks Trump could be a solid commander in chief that understands threats like the Orlando shooting or if Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton would be a better president.

Kirk clarified he absolutely didn’t support Clinton but doesn’t like Trump either. “I think he’s too bigoted and racist for the Land of Lincoln.”

Kirk said that when he votes in November he intends to write-in former CIA Director David Petraeus, who was caught sending classified documents to his mistress.

“I think if he announced, he would just light up the political spectrum,” Kirk said.

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Kirk is classified as the most likely Republican to lose his seat in November and currently his numbers are down in his race, while Clinton is beating Trump by 12 points in Illinois. Last week, Kirk announced he could no longer support the GOP presidential nominee after a week of controversial comments about a California judge.

Kirk said in a March 11 interview that if Trump was the nominee he would endorse Trump, but has tried to backtrack. In a statement, Kirk said Trump’s previous comments about Hispanics, women and the disabled meant that he is not fit to be a leader. Trump’s comments about Hispanics, women and the disabled occurred prior to Kirk’s statement on March 11, however.

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Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls

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When Robert Mueller completed his long-awaited investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, he left many questions unanswered.

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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans

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The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.

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Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’

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Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.

To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.

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