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Connecticut tribal leaders speak out against Trump's remarks

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Leaders of the tribe that owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino spoke out about remarks by Donald Trump. (WFSB file photo) Leaders of the tribe that owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino spoke out about remarks by Donald Trump. (WFSB file photo)
HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

Leaders of the tribe that owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut are speaking out over past remarks by Donald Trump that they describe as bigoted, and current campaign rallies they say disrespect Native Americans.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation members remain bitter over congressional testimony in 1993 in which the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said that the Pequots "don't look like Indians" to him.

Tribal leaders said in a statement Thursday that Trump and his supporters also show disrespect by using fake war chants at rallies. The tribe called such words and actions "highly inappropriate, blatantly discriminatory" and "no laughing matter."

Pequot Chairman Rodney Butler is a Democratic delegate who is supporting Hillary Clinton at the national convention.

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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