Trump Keeps Going After ‘Biased’ Judge In Trump University Case

FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Albuquerque, N.M. I’m the only one that can get bad press with raising that kind of money," Trump said Tuesday, May 2... FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Albuquerque, N.M. I’m the only one that can get bad press with raising that kind of money," Trump said Tuesday, May 24, 2106, night, addressing the recent controversy over whether money he promised to donate to veterans causes actually materialized. It was the latest example of forced errors by Trump, his aides and his surrogates, who have been struggling to deliver a unified message. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File) MORE LESS
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After a federal judge ordered documents in a lawsuit over Trump University to be unsealed, Donald Trump renewed his attacks on the judge in the case on Monday.

Trump went after U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel on Friday, calling him a “hater” and noting that Curiel is “we believe, Mexican.”

Curiel that same day ordered documents in the Trump University case to be unsealed in response to a request from the Washington Post. In his order declaring that Trump University “playbooks” be released this week, Curiel noted Trump’s past criticisms of the court in the case.

“Defendant became the front-runner for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential race, and has placed the integrity of these court proceedings at issue,” Curiel wrote in the order, according to Politico.

Trump then used the Memorial Day holiday to again attack Curiel.

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  1. From James Fallows’ ongoing efforts to record Trump’s behavior as it happens so people can look back and see what we knew about him as we were deciding on a President:

    It’s increasingly evident that something is seriously wrong with Donald Trump. …
    But when the results of an established process turn against them, presidents and presidential aspirants must defend the process. That’s the difference between rule-of-law and rule-of-men. Richard Nixon disagreed with the Supreme Court’s rulings against him but did not question their legitimacy or say he would try to get back at the Justices. Al Gore had far better logical and jurisprudential grounds for questioning the ruling in Bush v. Gore, but while he made clear that he bitterly disagreed, he of course complied. He did not mention the ethnicity of the Justices or say that they should be “looked into.”

    A president cannot suggest, as Trump is doing here, that his personal interests or vendettas come ahead of the systems of democratic government that a president is sworn to “preserve, protect, and defend.” I am not aware of any institution, tradition, or system that Trump has ever placed above his own interests or impulses. The speech in San Diego is the latest stark example.

    This is outlier behavior and must not be “normalized.”

  2. So, if the judge is bad because his name sounds Mexican…

    Then, logically, because Donald Drumpf’s forefathers verifiably DID come from Germany, he is clearly a Nazi.

    I think I’m starting to understand how he thinks.

  3. So James Fallows must be a hater.

  4. And a loser. And a dummy. Who works, by the way, for a failing publication. The man’s as predictable as a cuckoo clock.

  5. Avatar for drf55 drf55 says:

    From what I’ve read, summary judgment (the denial of which is part of Trump’s whining) hardly seemed appropriate. Since this is apparently going to be a jury trial, the judge ought to impose a gag order on Trump and the other parties to keep them from further infecting the jury pool. In addition, it seems to me that his questioning the integrity of the judge while the case is pending is grounds for a contempt of court citation. The judge should demand Trump’s presence in court for a contempt hearing.

    This incident further shows how immature Trump is. Every setback, every criticism of him is “unfair”, “biased”. The judge is a “hater”, he’s “Mexican”, he’s an Obama appointee. Every excuse Trump can think of. What a baby.

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