Donald Trump has finally responded to criticism of remarks he made about Gonzalo Curiel, a Mexican-American federal judge hearing a fraud case involving Trump University. The Republican nominee accused Curiel of judicial bias by virtue of his ethnicity.
It is unfortunate that my comments have been misconstrued as a categorical attack against people of Mexican heritage. I am friends with and employ thousands of people of Mexican and Hispanic descent. The American justice system relies on fair and impartial judges. All judges should be held to that standard. I do not feel that one’s heritage makes them incapable of being impartial, but, 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.