Donald Trump is in court because of Trump University. The judge overseeing the case is from Indiana. But the judge’s ancestry is Mexican. The Wall Street Journal is reporting
Mr. Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel had “an absolute conflict” in presiding over the litigation given that he was “of Mexican heritage” and a member of a Latino lawyers’ association. Mr. Trump said the background of the judge, who was born in Indiana to Mexican immigrants, was relevant because of his campaign stance against illegal immigration and his pledge to seal the southern U.S. border. “I’m building a wall. It’s an inherent conflict of interest,” Mr. Trump said.
This is actual, factual racism. Donald Trump presumes that because of an Indiana judge’s ancestry, the judge, who is 100% American, will be unable to be fair. That’s racist.
The judge, again, is fully American. He is from Indiana, not Mexico.
Donald Trump couldn’t care less. He is playing with fire and whipping up racist sentiment and claims of bias because the judge’s ancestry is Hispanic.
Between the judge and Donald Trump, only one of them had a parent arrested at a KKK riot, and it was not the judge.
Donald Trump should be ashamed. His supporters should be ashamed too.