Donald Trump, who launched his campaign by claiming Mexican immigrants were rapists and drug dealers, continued his attack on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge overseeing the Trump University lawsuit, by telling the Wall Street Journal that Judge Curiel needs to recuse himself from the case because of his Mexican heritage.
“I’m building a wall. It’s an inherent conflict of interest.”
— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) June 3, 2016
It’s our job to cover this latest incident. However, as the son of two Mexican immigrants, I fear that anything I say might be undermined by my “inherent conflict of interest.” As such, I will recuse myself from making any type of comment and will instead turn it over to those who don’t have the same “inherent conflict of interest”: white people.
Here is how white people reacted to Donald Trump’s latest comments:
Saying someone is unfit for a job just because of their ethnicity is a pretty classic definition of racism.
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) June 3, 2016
It's cool how everyone is outraged about this genuinely outrageous thing Trump said but watch next week when the media normalizes him again.
— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) June 3, 2016
This judge is biased due to happening by chance to fall within the scope of my obviously racist sentiments. https://t.co/lkVkdJI7AR
— Luke O'Neil (@lukeoneil47) June 3, 2016
EXTRAORDINARY: Trump calls "Mexican heritage" of federal judge in Trump U case "inherent conflict of interest" bc "I'm building a wall."
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) June 3, 2016
So we're a stutter step from the GOP nominee saying that Americans with Mexican heritage shouldn't be able to vote.
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) June 3, 2016
Insisting that a judge recuse himself on the basis of identity puts Trump in the company of a WTC bomb plotter: https://t.co/zo8VbUqQA5
— Yoni Appelbaum (@YAppelbaum) June 3, 2016
— Matt Ford (@fordm) June 3, 2016
And for good measure, here’s Fox host Megyn Kelly emphatically explain to another white person how off-base Donald Trump’s initial comments are: