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NYC Lawmakers Rally Against Trump Outside his Mamesake Tower

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Several New York City elected officials have rallied outside Trump Tower to denounce Donald Trump's comments about a federal judge's Mexican heritage.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito claimed Monday that any Republican who has backed Trump shares in the blame for his divisive rhetoric.

Mark-Viverito is a Democrat and is supporting Hillary Clinton. She criticized Trump's unwillingness to apologize.

Trump has come under fire for suggesting that Judge Gonzalo Curiel "should have recused himself" from the fraud case against the presumptive Republican nominee's now defunct Trump University.

Curiel is from Indiana. His parents emigrated from Mexico.

Trump claims the jurist can't be impartial in the case since Curial is of Mexican heritage and Trump plans to build a wall along the southern border.