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Here's How Presidential Candidates Are Responding to University of Missouri Race Controversy


"I think it's just disgusting."

In this Sept. 25, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, speaks during the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action in Washington. Trump is set to roll out a tax plan Monday, Sept. 28, he says will reduce rates for lower and middle-income families as well as corporations, while increasing rates for some, like hedge fund managers who he says don’t pay enough. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)\n

Presidential candidates on the right and the left are now reacting to the racial controversies at the University of Missouri, much in the way as you might expect.

Republican front-runner Donald Trump blasted the school's president who resigned last week and the Mizzou chancellor who stepped down a day later, calling them "weak" and "ineffective."

AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File

"I think it's just disgusting," Trump said when asked about the events on Fox Business Thursday morning. "I think the two people who resigned are weak, ineffective people. When they resigned, they set something in motion that's going to be a disaster for the next long period of time."

CNN reported that GOP candidate Dr. Ben Carson labeled the resignations as a "sign of the 'politically correct police' going too far." He told Fox News, "It's OK to disagree with people, but it's not OK to destroy them. People are so frightened of the politically correct police that they are willing to do things that are irrational in order to appease them. I believe it's going to be necessary for those people who truly believe in our system, who believe in our Constitution, who believe in our principles and values that made America great, to be willing to stand up."

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton retweeted one of her staffers, calling for "change."

"Racism has no place anywhere, let alone an institution of learning. Standing w/ the students at Mizzou in my home state calling for change," the tweet read.

Democratic candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders also addressed the "structural racism."

"I'm listening to the #BlackOnCampus conversation. It's time to address structural racism on college campuses," Sander tweeted.

(H/T: CNN)

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