Welcome back from recess, GOP members, your nominee thinks ethnic/religious tests for judges are common sense https://t.co/r3RgIK3Swr
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) June 5, 2016
On CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday morning, Donald Trump suggested that Muslim judges might not be fair to him because of his plan to temporarily halt Muslim immigration to the U.S. just like he thinks the judge in his Trump University lawsuit can’t be fair to him because he’s of “Mexican heritage”:
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) June 5, 2016
So, who does Donald Trump think will treat him fairly as a judge?
This really would be easier if he proactively named who's allowed to judge him https://t.co/GZYsnR4Uy7
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) June 5, 2016
The list of groups Trump doesn't think should judge him is growing https://t.co/uhwi6KuAxo
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) June 5, 2016
Only an orange judge can be fair to him. https://t.co/l8n5btxTGB
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) June 5, 2016
Maybe Trump wants all judges to match the preferred racial identity of the defendant?
In Trump's America, criminals could thwart prosecution by saying offensive things about judges. https://t.co/MjpftZlmAw
— Bill Hammond (@NYHammond) June 5, 2016
It's an unusual argument to say that you can disqualify people from sitting in judgment over you by offending them. https://t.co/mHQvjgO71n
— Philip Bump (@pbump) June 5, 2016
And we’re not sure why Donald Trump is continuing down this path. Even Trump supporter Newt Gingrich blasted the GOP nominee for his attack on Judge Curiel:
Trump supporter Newt Gingrich unloads on GOP nominee's obvious race-baiting of Trump U judge: pic.twitter.com/oylHrKfVZb
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 5, 2016
Yes, but how unacceptable really to Newt?
@guypbenson It's so unacceptable that he will continue to support him and hopes to be his VP
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 5, 2016
@guypbenson So he's disassociated himself from Trump? Swearing off aspirations to be Trump's VP?
— Just Karl (@justkarl) June 5, 2016