Trump doubles down on attacking ‘Mexican’ judge
Donald Trump continues to defy his own party’s wishes with more attacks on a judge who is hearing his Trump University case.
A day after top Republicans scolded presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump about his comments regarding the Latino judge presiding over a lawsuit against Trump University, the businessman remained defiant and stood behind his words.
“All I’m trying to figure out is why I’m being treated so unfairly by a judge,” Trump said on Fox & Friends on Monday, adding that the case should have been thrown out and that he will win it. “Put this one on the win column.”
The billionaire candidate has reiterated several times – including in interviews broadcast on Sunday – that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s Mexican heritage means he cannot ensure a fair trial involving a presidential hopeful who wants to build a border wall to keep people from illegally entering the United States from Mexico.
Curiel was born in Indiana to Mexican-born parents — making him, in Trump’s view, “a hater of Donald Trump.”
Top Republicans have warned Trump to lay off of Curiel and make good on a promise to unite the fractured GOP. One prominent supporter urged the candidate to start acting like “a potential leader of the United States.”