At a rally in San Diego last Friday, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, a man who could one day become the first hobgoblin to enter the White House, publicly criticized the judge who ordered all business records relating to the billionaire’s real estate school to be unsealed.
In addition to calling him a “hater,” Trump accused Judge Gonzalo Curiel of being a “hostile” antagonist of his campaign who was “appointed by Barack Obama.” Oh, and that Curiel and was probably Mexican.
Curiel’s decision, which was announced on May 27—the same day as Trump’s rally—was made in relation to a lawsuit against Trump and his real estate program. The suit alleges that the entrepreneur “[misled] thousands of people who paid up to $35,000 for seminars to learn about the billionaire’s real estate investment strategies,” as Reuters reported.
According to Curiel’s order, all documents relating to Trump University’s regulations, as well as their procedures for handling students and members of the press, could be opened.
Trump purportedly told members of the audience attending his rally that Curiel was “a hater of Donald Trump.”
“We’re in front of a very hostile judge. The judge was appointed by Barack Obama,” he continued, and then speculated at the podium whether Curiel’s alleged “bias” was because he might be Mexican. (As Reuters noted, Curiel was born in East Chicago, Indiana, and attended the University of Indiana for law school.)
The presidential hopeful’s comments come weeks after Trump, the human manifestation of a clogged toilet, sent out a tweet on Cinco de Mayo in which he proclaimed that he “love[s] Hispanics!” The tweet, which featured Trump grinning over a taco bowl, was widely lambasted by both the media and the denizens of the Internet for its inherent inaccuracies and hypocrisy. As our own Anna Merlan pointed out:
Cinco de Mayo is not a “HISPANIC” holiday, but we all know that Trump can’t rightly say “I love Mexicans!” because he does not. He hates Mexicans.
Last summer, Trump proclaimed that Mexico was purposely sending citizens to the U.S. that were more or less undesirable, calling them “criminals,” “drug dealers,” and “rapists.” Since making those claims, Trump’s allegations have since been disproven—statistically, “first-generation immigrants are predisposed to lower crime rates than native-born Americans.”
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