Donald Trump recently implied that federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over two cases against Trump University, is “biased” because of his “Mexican heritage.”
Journalist Jake Tapper asked Trump if he thinks Curiel, who was born in Indiana, couldn’t do his job because of the judge’s “ethnicity.” Tapper then asked whether that was the very definition of racism.
Trump denied it was racist.
Trump has blasted Curiel for his appointment to the federal bench by Democrat Barack Obama, but it was Republican California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger who appointed Curiel to the San Diego County Superior Court.
The Hillary Clinton campaign used words from his fellow Republicans to blast Trump’s awful, racially tinged attacks.
Trump continues his push to become Barry Goldwater 2.0, threatening to make Republicans alienated from a substantial voting bloc for generations to come.