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News Friday, Jun 3 2016

"He's A Mexican." Trump Continues Racist Attacks On Judge In Trump U Fraud Case

Jun 03, 2016

In a new interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Donald Trump definitively exposes himself as a shameless racist. Trump continued his racist attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, a federal judge born in Indiana, who Trump in the interview calls “a Mexican,” clearly intending it to be a pejorative. Jake Tapper repeatedly points out that Curiel is, in fact, an American citizen, but Trump continues to insist that Curiel’s “very proud” “Mexican heritage” somehow discounts his American citizenship.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler released the following statement on Donald Trump’s interview with Jake Tapper:

“We knew Donald Trump was an anti-immigrant, misogynistic fraud and now we know with certainty that he’s an out and proud racist.”

Here’s what Trump said and how Tapper responded:

Trump: “He’s a Mexican.” Trump calls American-born Judge Gonzalo Curiel “a Mexican.”

Trump: “I think that’s why he’s doing it.” Trump claims Curiel’s “Mexican heritage” explains why he’s investigating Trump for running a scam “university.”

Tapper: “If you are saying he can’t do his job because of his race, is that not the definition of racism?”

Tapper: “But he’s not from Mexico. He’s from Indiana.”

Published: Jun 3, 2016

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