Trump: 'Possible' Muslim Judge Wouldn't Be Fair, Either

Latino judge 'very strongly pro-Mexican, which is all fine'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2016 1:09 PM CDT
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump applauds during a rally, Thursday, June 2, 2016, in San Jose, Calif.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – After saying that a judge of Mexican descent was treating him unfairly in his Trump University lawsuit, Donald Trump revisited the issue in an interview airing Sunday, telling CBS News that a Muslim judge might also be inclined to treat him unfairly, given his proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the US. "It's possible, yes. Yeah. That would be possible, absolutely." Of US District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, "He is a member of a club or society, very strongly pro-Mexican, which is all fine," Trump says. "But I say he's got bias. I want to build a wall. I'm going to build a wall. I'm doing very well with the Latinos ... many of them like what I'm saying. They're here legally. They don't want people coming and taking their jobs and taking their house and everything else. They don't want that."

Other highlights from the interview:

  • On Paul Ryan: "He's most appealing. He's a good man. He wants good things for the country. We will agree on many things. We're not going to agree on all things. But we're going to agree on many things."
  • On Hillary Clinton's email server: "She's guilty of the server, she's guilty of—you look at confidential information, I mean, all of the information that probably has gotten out all over the world. And then you know what else she's also guilty of? Stupidity and bad judgment."
  • On Clinton's foreign policy speech: "It was supposed to be foreign policy and it was really Trump policy. And she got it all wrong. I mean first of all, you know, she talked about that I want to nuke all of these countries. It's ridiculous. No, I want these countries to pay for protection. We are protecting them. She made many statements that she knows were wrong."
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