U.S. Senator Brian Schatz

Hawaii Senator: Donald Trump Win ‘Makes My Stomach Churn’

March 9, 2016

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Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) said Donald Trump winning the Republican caucus in his state Tuesday night left him feeling queasy.

Trump claiming 42 percent of the vote in Hawaii, a state that has a sizable population with Japanese ancestry, is especially disappointing considering the candidate has suggested he might have supported the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II, Schatz tweeted Wednesday morning.

About 120,000 Japanese-Americans were imprisoned during the war, and hundreds were held in Hawaii’s Honouliuli detention facility. President Barack Obama designated it a national monument last year.

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