After Newt Gingrich criticized presumptive nominee Donald Trump’s continuing attacks on a U.S. District judge for his Mexican heritage, the real estate mogul said Monday the former House Speaker’s remarks were “inappropriate.”
“As far as Newt is concerned, I saw Newt, I was surprised at Newt, I thought it was inappropriate what he said,” Trump said during a phone-in on “Fox and Friends.”
Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade pressed Trump on how it can benefit his campaign to keep going after the U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel for his handling of cases that “most of the country doesn’t care about.”
“You know why, and you’re right. Most people don’t care about it but it gets brought up by the other side,” Trump replied.
Asked again if criticism from Gingrich, who has supported Trump, hits home, the businessman said he’s only trying to “figure out why I’m being treated so unfairly by a judge.”
On Sunday, Gingrich called the attacks on Curiel “one of the worst mistakes Trump has made” and “inexcusable.”