Flashback all the way back to May 6, 2016, one month ago, and Trump University attorney Daniel Petrocelli was asked about the judge Trump infamously calls a “Mexican,” U.S. Judge Gonzalo Curiel, and whether the Trump legal team will seek a recusal in the three-year-old fraud case.
“The judge is doing his job,” Petrocelli affirmed outside the federal courthouse in San Diego. “We’re not seeking to recuse the judge,” Petrocelli, who leads the Trump legal team on the Trump University case declared.
Trump has recently claimed that the Indiana-born judge can’t be fair to him in the case because he’s a “Mexican,” a line of attack that all except the most sycophantic Trump supporters and surrogates are calling “racist.”
Trump’s attacks against Judge Curiel escalated late last month at a rally in San Diego where he repeatedly called him a “hater” and a “Mexican” (Curial’s parents immigrated from Mexico several decades ago), during a 12-minute rant about the ongoing fraud case.
“The trial is going to take place sometime in November. There should be no trial. This should have been dismissed on summary judgment easily,” Trump said. “Everybody says it, but I have a judge who is a hater of Donald Trump, a hater. He’s a hater. His name is Gonzalo Curiel.”
“The judge, who happens to be, we believe, Mexican, which is great, I think that’s fine,” Trump told the crowd.
Apparently, he doesn’t think it’s “great” or “fine” or he wouldn’t be using the term in a derogatory manner in order to discredit the judge.
The dirty little secret is that any judge where Trump is losing — or he is afraid of losing — is going to get the same treatment. It may not be attacking the judges ethnicity or heritage, but it will be something — believe me.
Truth be told, Trump should be THANKING this judge for delaying the Trump University multi-million dollar fraud case to go before a jury until after the November election.
The $64 question is this: If the judge is so biased, why didn’t Trump’s own attorney ask for recusal in the case?
h/t: Yahoo News