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Trump: Judge’s Mexican Heritage Represents “Conflict of Interest”

HeadlineJun 03, 2016

Meanwhile, Trump has continued to attack the judge overseeing a fraud lawsuit against the for-profit Trump University, which is now defunct. Trump told The Wall Street Journal Thursday U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel had “an absolute conflict” in presiding over the litigation because he is “of Mexican heritage” and a member of a Latino lawyers’ association. Trump cited his pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying, “I’m building a wall. It’s an inherent conflict of interest.”

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