Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, seen in reflection, poses for a portrait following an interview with the Associated Press at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Trump says that if he’s elected president, he’ll know within six months whether he can achieve an elusive peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians, one of the world’s most vexing challenges. But the Republican presidential candidate says he has doubts about each side’s commitment to the peace process. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Have You People No Shame? Trump’s Response Is Bullcrap.

Donald Trump’s sudden damage control over his racist remarks amounts to complete and utter bullcrap. He released a statement where he now raises the specter of the judge being appointed by Barack Obama.

That’s the problem today. Not only that, he is trying to litigate his Trump University fraud case in public and defend himself because he knows just what damning stories and advertisements are coming out.

But follow along with me here.

Donald Trump writes

Due to what I believe are unfair and mistaken rulings in this case and the Judge’s reported associations with certain professional organizations, questions were raised regarding the Obama appointed Judge’s impartiality. It is a fair question. I hope it is not the case.

Why then did Donald Trump, over the weekend, reiterate that Judge Curiel could not be fair because he was Mexican and then said a muslim judge would be unfair too?!?!??

Likewise, the Trump campaign continues to pedal the lie that Judge Curiel is involved in the National Council of La Raza, as opposed to the local hispanic bar association in San Diego, which goes by the name “La Raza Bar Assoication of San Diego.”

Trump has repeatedly said the judge would be unfair not because he is an Obama nominee, but because he is Mexican, even though the judge was born and raised in Indiana.

Trump doubled down on that remark and added muslims as an additional category of person who could not fairly judge him.

Republicans thought they could make a deal with the devil. The Republican establishment preferred Trump to Ted Cruz. They loathe Ted Cruz and figured they could at least cut deals with Trump, control Trump, and that Trump would grow up once he got the nomination.

Deals with devil never work out for anyone other than the devil.

Have Republicans no shame? They’re handing their nomination to a gold plated fraud who will cost the party not just its integrity and not just its soul, but also its chances of winning for at least a generation.

Last night in North Carolina, Renee Ellmers got crushed. She was the first Republican to get Trump’s solid backing. She will not be the last person to see her career annihilated by being in Trump’s orbit. Republicans currently in the fetal position consoling themselves that it cannot get worse are sorely mistaken. It will get much, much worse.

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