A top aide to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton said presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s recent string of personal attacks on the judge presiding over lawsuit against him show he’s “unfit to be President.”
“Judge Curiel and his family epitomize the American Dream,” Lorella Praeli, Clinton’s director of Latino outreach, said in a statement Friday morning. Praeli also highlighted the federal judge’s successful legal career and his brother’s service in Vietnam.
“The fact that Donald Trump doesn’t see Judge Curiel and his family as Americans makes him unfit to be President of this great nation, a nation of immigrants,” she said in the statement. “In Trump’s version of America, this Latino family isn’t really American.”
The billionaire has repeatedly attacked Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over two high-profile lawsuits over his failed Trump University venture, as a “Trump hater” and claimed the Indiana-born judge’s “Mexican” heritage constitutes “an inherent conflict of interest” in the case.