Poll Context: Donald Trump has continued to defend his criticism of the judge overseeing his university case, re-iterating that he is unable to do his job ‘because he is of Mexican heritage’.
The Republican presumptive nominee fought back Friday at comments made by Hillary Clinton and others, that his remarks about U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel were inherently racist.
Speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper Friday, he said he has had ‘horrible rulings and been treated very unfairly by this judge’.
And he believes the route cause of this is because he is of Mexican heritage – and Trump plans to build a wall between Mexico and America, thereby causing a ‘conflict of interests’.
Tapper pressed him: ‘So a Mexican judge is never allowed to be involved in a case that involved you?’
Trump dodged the question however, instead replying: ‘He’s a member of a pro-Mexico group and that’s fine. it’s all fine. But I think he should recuse himself.’
He later commented: ‘I’m building a wall. I’m trying to keep business out of Mexico. Mexico’s fine.
‘He’s of Mexican heritage, and he’s very proud of it, as I am of where I come from.’
H/T Daily Mail