Lost in the flap over Donald Trump’s racist dismissal of Judge Gonzalo Curiel, about which more than enough has been said, is a reasonable question as to whether rulings the judge has issued in the Trump University case do, in fact, show an unfair bias.
I would still consider Mr. Trump a racist and unfit for public office, but if an unbiased review of the case revealed that the racism was only a smoke screen for fraudulent business dealings, it would be doubly damning.
If, on the other hand, Trump University was a legitimate source of valuable information and was honest in its dealings with students, one might sympathize with him for feeling beset by a petty issue while trying to provide leadership for the nation.
It’s also puzzling that Mr. Trump assumes a judge with Mexican heritage would automatically be biased against him, but still claim that in November Hispanics will “love” him.
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Kenneth Ames, Pasco