June 5, 2016 – The presumptive presidential candidate, Donald Trump, believed that Muslim judges could become biased while presiding the interview on the Trump University case. Trump emphasized that there’s a possibility for U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel to be biased with his proceedings given that he is of Mexican descent. He believed that such background could stop him from being fair on the civil fraud proceedings of the case.
Trump stressed that it is “common sense” that a judge with such Mexican background would ultimately be affected with his rulings given that Trump is strong with his campaign on building a wall between U.S. and Mexico. Trump highlighted that people should stop becoming politically correct and use a little common sense in the process. “And I’m not blaming. I’m proud of my heritage, we’re all proud of our heritage. But I want to build a wall,” the presumptive Republican presidential candidate said. The billionaire also stated that this same goes if a Muslim judge would be the one to preside the proceedings. He believed that people who were tremendously affected by his plans and campaigns are not totally deserving of presiding his case for their tendency to be biased with the decisions that they will come up.
And even with these statements, the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell and Foreign Relations Committee Chairma, Bob Corker, said that they will continue supporting Trump but they won’t disregard Trump’s statement.