Meanwhile, Donald Trump is being forced by a federal judge to release internal Trump University documents amid an ongoing lawsuit arguing the defunct for-profit school defrauded students. On Friday, Trump went after the judge, Gonzalo Curiel, during a campaign rally in San Diego.
Donald Trump: “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. You know what? I think the Mexicans are going to end up loving Donald Trump when I give all these jobs, OK?”
That was Trump speaking in San Diego. Outside the rally, thousands of people protested Trump’s positions on immigration, which include building a wall across the entire length of the border and deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants. At least 35 people were arrested.
Trump says he’s planning to release the documents on Trump University today. He is also expected to announce the names of the charities selected to receive the $6 million Trump says he’s raised for veterans.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump is facing criticism for referring to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Indian” and “Pocahontas” multiple times last week. Elizabeth Warren says her family is part Cherokee. Trump’s comments have sparked protest from indigenous people, including from Cree Nation reporter Nicole Robertson, who yelled that Trump’s comments were “offensive” in the middle of his speech in North Dakota last week. Robertson later spoke on MSNBC.
Nicole Robertson: “You look at the number of women that have been victimized through either missing and murdered indigenous women that’s happening continent-wide, human trafficking. And so, to use the word 'Pocahontas,' it just brings to mind derogatory comments that are not—in this day and age, a word that’s just not usable.”