‘Mexican’ Judge Repeatedly Attacked By Trump To Hear Border Wall Case

Remember that “Mexican” California  judge Trump accused of bias in a case against Trump University? Well, he’s not Mexican — District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel was born in Indiana — and he’s now set to hear another case near and dear to Trump’s heart.

CNN reports:

District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel is scheduled to hear the case on Friday in his San Diego courtroom.
The plaintiffs argue that the Trump administration is violating the Constitution and state laws because it is not “conducting any environmental review or complying with any environmental protection laws.” But the federal government, citing a 1996 immigration law, says it has the authority to waive environmental laws in order to build the wall, a top campaign promise of Trump’s.
“We are building a wall. He’s a Mexican. We’re building a wall between here and Mexico,” Trump famously said of Curiel, who was at the time overseeing the case brought by former “students” of Trump University, who had the chance to recoup about 90% of the money they paid The Donald.
Trump University closed its doors in 2010, the same year the New York Department of Education told The Donald to stop operating his fake school without a license.

Trump ultimately settled the Trump U lawsuit for $25 million, which Curiel called” fair, adequate, and reasonable.”

Trump’s previous attacks against Curiel were so bad that even Speaker Paul Ryan was forced to admit they are “the textbook definition of a racist comment.”

“Based on the rulings that I have received in the Trump University civil case, I feel justified in questioning whether I am receiving a fair trial,” Trump said at the time, adding that “the core issues of my campaign that focus on illegal immigration, jobs and unfair trade” perfectly excuse his attack on Curiel’s heritage.

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We can almost certainly expect those attacks to return if things don’t go Trump’s way.

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