WATCH: U.S. Libertarian Presidential Candidate Says Trump Is 'Clearly' Racist

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KEILAR: Trump raised eyebrows on Thursday to that point he told a woman in New Hampshire that he is looking at, when she asked about it, replacing Muslim TSA employees who wear hijabs, the traditional head scarf, with military retirees -- with veterans. What did you make of the comment?

JOHNSON: Well, just that Donald Trump has said 100 things that would disqualify anyone else from running for president but doesn't seem to affect him. And just turn the page and here is the page turned now we have another reason that might disqualify a presidential candidate. That statement in and of itself it really is -- it's racist.

KEILAR: You feel that Trump's racist (ph) -- you called him neo isolationist, but you feel that his statement is racist. Do you think he is racist?

JOHNSON: Well, when it comes to Mexican immigration and that he would call immigrants from Mexico murderers and rapists -- look, that's just not true. They are more law-abiding than U.S. citizens and that is a statistic. They're not taking jobs that U.S. citizens want. The stuff he is saying is just incendiary. 

KEILAR: Incendiary, but do you think he himself is racist?

JOHNSON: Based on his statements, clearly. I mean, if the statements are being made, is that not reflective of -- I mean, if you look up the definition of "racism," calling a U.S.-born Hispanic a Mexican and his inability to judge others, I think I am now semi quoting Paul Ryan here.

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