Students of Trump University are suing Trump for a variety of reasons in a course that included sales tactics including disregarding a prospects lack of money and promoting pursuing single working mothers for an overly pricey course that provided no benefit. The judge overseeing the case, Judge Curiel, was born in Indiana, but is of hispanic descent.
Trump has claimed that because Curiel is of hispanic descent and Trump is outside of this case publicly running for office, and made statements that he wants to “Build A Wall” the judge is unfit to oversee the case, due to his background. Judge Curiel is unable to respond because the case is ongoing. The most recent news is Judge Curiel dismissing a motion by defendant Trump to dismiss the case.
(CNN)A federal judge on Friday issued a tentative ruling to deny a bid to dismiss a lawsuit by unhappy customers of Trump University.
(CNN)U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel made the ruling from the bench in San Diego, California, with more motions to be heard in the coming weeks.
Because Trump is losing the case, his claim is that the judge is inherently unfair.
(CNN) One of Trump’s harshest rebukes came from House Speaker Paul Ryan, who described the language as “sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment.”
Many Republicans, perceived as reasonable, such as Ryan, are in panic mode because they can’t figure out how to defend their position of tacitly or implicitly endorsing Trump. They were extremely reluctant to endorse, they did under pressure, and now they have to eat crow.
(CNN) Trump later defended himself in a written statement, saying he did not believe “one’s heritage (made) them incapable of being impartial.”
“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,” Trump said.
He added that he also had “concerns as to my ability to receive a fair trial” due to his presidential campaign’s focus on illegal immigration.