Trump was criticized last week for claiming U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who was born to Mexican immigrants in Indiana, had “an absolute conflict” in presiding over lawsuits against Trump University because of the GOP hopeful's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
On Monday, "Morning Joe" host Mika Brzezinski asked if Trump's remarks were racist.
"It's completely racist," co-host Joe Scarborough replied. "Here you have a guy that is from Indiana. From Indiana! I think his family, if I'm not mistaken, had been in the country of America longer than Trump's grandmother."
Rev. Al Sharpton and former George W. Bush White House official Nicolle Wallace both agreed Trump's comments were racist.
Scarborough went on to criticize Republicans who are endorsing Trump, saying it's wrong for them to denounce Trump's latest comments while ignoring his call to ban Muslims from entering the United States.
"They can't be morally outraged this week when they knew what he was doing last week," Scarborough said.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist