Donald Trump Says A Muslim Judge Might Be Biased, Too

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1Donald Trump has broadened his judicial objections from an actual jurist of Mexican descent to a hypothetical judge who practices Islam, saying a Muslim on the bench could be biased against him, too.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee spent much of the past week criticizing the rulings of U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a case involving Trump University. Trump told the Wall Street Journal that Curiel’s Mexican heritage represents an “inherent conflict of interest,” because the candidate has proposed construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Curiel was born in Indiana.

In an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Trump suggested that judges who belong to other ethnic and religious minority groups might also be unable to objectively consider the merits of a case involving one of his companies. This was his exchange with host John Dickerson:

DICKERSON: If it were a Muslim judge, would you also feel like they wouldn’t be able to treat you fairly because of that policy of yours?

TRUMP: It’s possible, yes. Yeah. That would be possible, absolutely.

DICKERSON: Isn’t there sort of a tradition, though, in America that we don’t judge people by who their parents were and where they came from?

TRUMP: I’m not talking about tradition. I’m talking about common sense, OK? He’s somebody – he’s proud of his heritage. And I think that’s great that he’s proud of his heritage.

DICKERSON: But you’re saying it’s a barrier to him doing his job.

TRUMP: Well, he’s not treating me – he’s not treating me fairly.

Trump has proposed a temporary ban on all Muslims entering the United States.

(c) 2016, The Washington Post · Callum Borchers


4 COMMENTS

  1. He is right!!!
    The difference: everyone is afraid to say it.

    Judges are human, and they are influenced.. and therefore biosed to the things which are important to them or to their ideology.

    Look at the Rubashkin judge, she is an anti Semite par excellent, her hatred has made her act in the most unbelievable far fetched manor. It is clear as day that she her hatred has brought out such a BIOS the likes that were never seen before.

    We need a Trump to call out these dirty, bios judges!!!

  2. In this case, Donald Trump went a bit too far!!!
    Truthfully, “Plain Speaking” (ala Harry Truman) is a plus and USUALLY not a minus. Its time for “the Donald” to back-off racially-tinged attacks. I think that he will make an excellent President…BUT…to beat Hillary, he needs to stop attacking groups as groups. There is no question that there is bias…but that bias is individual bias. Judge Reade (Rubashkin’s judge,) belongs to nether of those groups.

  3. For the past 12 months we kept on hearing from Hillary that Mexican Americans are against Trump because of his ‘Wall’ talk, so stop telling this nonsense that Trump is the racist when he said exactly what Hillary was saying – that a Mexican American might be biased.

  4. Mottel1 said
    BUT…to beat Hillary, he needs to stop attacking groups as groups.

    Maybe he does not want to ne as the her. Some say they are made a deal.