Donald Trump continued Sunday to insist that the judge in a case involving his beleaguered educational outfit, Trump University, was biased against him because the judge is Hispanic.
The businessman first made the argument during a recent campaign stop after being attacked over how Trump University had essentially defrauded unsuspecting students. Explaining why the case hadn't been thrown out, Trump claimed that a judge in the case -- presumed to be U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel -- was hostile toward him.
On "Fox News Sunday," Trump expanded on his logic a bit.
“I think the judge has been extremely hostile to me. I think it has to do with perhaps the fact that I’m very, very strong on the border, very, very strong on the border,” he said. “And he has been extremely hostile to me. This is a case that, in our opinion, should have been won a long time ago, a case that we should have won on summary judgment … We have a very hostile judge. Now, he is Hispanic, I believe. Now he is a very hostile judge to me and I’ve said it loud and clear.”
Trump, a frequent purveyor of racism and xenophobia, was pressed as to why he would assume that a Hispanic judge would be biased. And, naturally, he blamed the media.
“Because you always bring it up, Chris,” he explained to host Chris Wallace. “Because you always say how the Hispanics don’t like Donald Trump. You always bring it up in your poll numbers. You say the Hispanics don’t like Donald Trump.”
Wallace and Trump then went back and forth over whether Wallace actually has said that (who cares?) before Trump reverted to the third person.
“This is a judge that in my opinion does not like Donald Trump,” he said.