A political unit from the largest online Latino organizing group has called for Donald Trump's removal from presidential debates.

Presente Action, from the Presente.org organization, has demanded Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus, GOP leadership and fellow Republican presidential candidates to distance themselves from the real estate mogul. According Presente Action, Trump "set a dangerous tone" during the campaign trail for the White House and "uncover[ed] the worst of America's history with racially divisive language, and incitement towards discrimination."

Presente Action also called for Trump to be dropped form the presidential debates. The group's executive director, Arturo Carmona, said Trump's comments represents the worst of the U.S. and provokes discrimination against millions of Latinos.

"For years, Republican party leadership -- beholden to Trump's money and influence -- have done little to distance themselves from this extremist and his vile and hateful language," Carmona said. "It's time for Republican leadership to take sides -- for or against hate, for or against discrimination, for or against our nation of immigrants, for or against diversity.

"On this critical issue, the GOP must act and pick a side," continued Carmona. "They can't have it both ways. They are either with Trump's hate or they keep the door open to working with Latino voters by categorically rejecting hate in the debate. Latinos are galvanized and there is no other way out of this one for the GOP."

Carmona referred to Trumps comments on immigration as "extremist" and "unapologetic." The Presente Action executive director acknowledged Trump's remarks could affect the Republican Party's outreach to Latino voters.

"This hate will continue -- and likely escalate -- unless the Republican Party takes action," said Carmona.

The group also launched a petition to drop Trump from the campaign. The petition is aimed at Priebus, House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican figures including the GOP candidates. The petition called for the GOP leaders to use their authority and leadership to denounce Trump's comments and "keep hate out of the presidential debate."

Some Republican presidential candidates have denounced Trump's comments. The latest is former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. In a statement released on Thursday, Perry defended his state's approach on border security and also called on fellow Republicans and independents to not listen to Trump's rhetoric.

"I have a message for my fellow Republicans and the independents who will be voting in the primary process: What Mr. Trump is offering is not conservatism, it is Trump-ism - a toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense," said Perry.

"America doesn't need another president who pays lip service when issues of national security are at stake. America doesn't need another president who will pass the buck on border security. We need a president who will finally act to secure the border after decades of failed leadership in Washington, D.C. And Mr. Trump has done nothing to prove that he is the president America needs."

Latin Post contacted the RNC for a statement and will update this post when a comment becomes available.

As Latin Post reported during Trump presidential bid announcement, he said, "They (Mexico) are not our friend, believe me. ... The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else's problems. ... When Mexico sends its people, they are not sending their best. They are not sending you. They are sending people that have lots of problems, and they are bringing those problems to us. They are bringing drugs and they are bringing crime, and they're rapists."

Trump has defended his comments and said he has brought more attention on the topic of immigration anyone else.


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