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Trump Says Muslim Judge Might Be as Biased as ‘Mexican’ Curiel

  • Republican talks about Trump U. suit, cost of allied defense
  • Candidate defends linking jurist’s rulings to Mexican heritage
Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally on May 25, 2016, in Anaheim, California.

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally on May 25, 2016, in Anaheim, California.

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Donald Trump broadened his assertion that a Mexican-American judge is too biased to preside over a fraud lawsuit against his defunct real estate school, saying that a hypothetical Muslim judge may be similarly disqualified.

The Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee has criticized San Diego federal court judge Gonzalo Curiel for handing down rulings in the case against Trump University that Trump considers unfair. Trump has said Curiel’s rulings are retribution for the candidate’s pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border if elected in November.