Donald Trump's racist comments about a federal judges of Hispanic origin not being impartial enough to be involved in cases pending against him are bad enough, but now he's publicly saying anyone of Muslim faith isn't impartial or qualified either.
Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump said that it was possible that a Muslim judge would be biased against him when asked in an interview aired Sunday for his views after proposing a ban an all Muslims.
Trump reiterated on CBS News' "Face the Nation" that he thought U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over the federal fraud case against Trump University, was biased toward him because he was "very strongly pro-Mexican."
CBS host John Dickerson asked Trump if he thought he wouldn't be able to be treated fairly by a Muslim judge.
"It's possible, yes. Yeah," Trump replied. "That would be possible, absolutely."
"He is a member of a club or society, very strongly pro-Mexican, which is all fine. but I say he's got bias. I want to build a wall," Trump said, referring to the wall he wants to build between the U.S. and Mexico.
This is amazing. Open bigotry and this guy became the nominee of a major political party for President? Gosh, is anyone still surprised that the Republicans are the party of hate? Only now are other Republican scrambling to try to distance themselves.
"I couldn't disagree more" with Trump's central argument, McConnell said on NBC's "Meet the Press." McConnell distanced himself from Trump's comments, but dodged three times when asked if they were racist.
"I don't condone the comments," added Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on ABC's "This Week."
And Newt Gingrich, who became speaker of the House promising to open the GOP more to minorities, delivered the harshest warning of all.
"This is one of the worst mistakes Trump has made. I think it's inexcusable," Gingrich, a former presidential contender, said on "Fox News Sunday."
But of course, not all Republicans are.
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Sunday argued that Donald Trump deserved a fair trial just like any pedophile or rapist.
Speaking to Fox News, Gonzales doubled down on his Washington Post op-ed that defended Trump’s right as a U.S. citizen to question the partiality of U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is hearing a case against Trump University.
Trump has the right to question if you're all racist against white people, I guess. I know that what I want to see in a President, right?