Donald Trump’s racist comments concerning the Mexican-American judge presiding over his Trump University case have been thoroughly lambasted by most politicians and media figures, although Trump has refused to retract his remarks.
If he maintains the notion that any judge of Mexican descent handling a case involving him is unfair and biased, he will definitely be facing some unfavorable verdicts—according to Raw Story, Trump’s many court cases will, in fact, be handled by several federal Latino judges.
Raw Story details a few of these: “In Nevada, U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro is overseeing a case in which Trump Organization lawyers and their opponents insulted one another. In Florida, U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga is overseeing a settlement reached with aggrieved employees of the Trump National Doral resort.”
Trump made headlines when he declared that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel had a “conflict of interest” in handling the Trump University lawsuit because “I'm building a wall.” This is despite the fact that Curiel was born in Indiana.
“If [Curiel] was giving me a fair ruling, I wouldn't say that," Trump said. “I think [the wall] is why he's doing it.”
Contrary to Trump’s delusions, the truth is that Latino judges dealing with Trump cases have given him both favorable and unfavorable rulings (obviously, depending on the merits of the case).
Navarro, for instance, took a balanced approach to her case, which dealt with a family that claimed injuries after an elevator at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas fell 20 stories. She found no evidence of negligence on Trump’s behalf.
Trump has an incredibly warped worldview that will be thoroughly challenged as Latino judges continue to decide the fate of his many business ventures facing various lawsuits.
Banner Image Credit: Reuters