Republicans are reportedly “baffled” by Donald Trump’s continued attacks on the “Mexican heritage” of Indiana-born Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who’s hearing a suit against Trump’s fake university. Yet they’re not baffled over how they’re about to nominate a racist who ran a fake university.
GOP strategists are disturbed that Trump is actively alienating Hispanics, one of the fastest growing voter groups in America — abandoning the GOP’s long-term strategy of passively alienating one of the fastest growing voter groups in America.
Experts can’t figure out why Trump is fixated on this case and not defending himself from claims he’s a dangerous buffoon who could start a nuclear war over a retweet. Instead, he’s obsessed with the defining civil rights issue of his campaign: making sure a white billionaire can finally get a fair trial in America.
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