"Certainly, we condemn any racist comments whatsoever, but bear in mind, we have no idea who that person is. Neither do you," McDaniel said during an interview with CNN on Friday. "So, you understand there are people out there we have no control over. We have no idea who that person is."
He also said that his issues with voting "irregularities" during the runoff have "nothing to do with race."
Look, you wanna condemn something somebody said? You wanna distance yourself, make it clear you're not with that guy? Then you say something like, "Wow, that guy's a dick and I have no idea what he was talking about. Buddy, I don't need your support, so please stuff something into your cakehole forthwith."
You don't say, "Well, okay, I don't like racism but he may have had a point about the non-racist parts of his racist assertion that when black people vote there is something wrong there."