One can point to numerous examples and make a general statement that often the courts have demonstrated a political agenda in rendering decisions.
But, in this instance, private citizen Trump claims the judge is biased on what grounds? - only one - Trump’s advocating a wall and the judge is a Mexican. In fact, the judge was born in the United States to Mexican parents who immigrated LEGALLY to the US. Trump has made no other argument for recusal.
This suit goes back to 2010 and this judge has been presiding over the case for about 4 years - long before Trump became a candidate. If Trump felt the judge has shown bias he has had legal remedies available. Seeking a change of venue would have been appropriate. However, no legal jurisdiction is going to pull a judge simply based on his heritage.
Trump might have a case on grounds other than race - if so, he should have enumerated exactly how he has been treated unfairly. Sadly, he did not. Instead he placed the judge’s ethnicity front and center and, by so doing, played into the hands of the Democrats - that he is thin skinned, vindictive and a racist and, therefore, not suitable to have his finger on the nuclear button.
For those rational people among us - folks who wished to avoid a Hillary presidency and a Hillary Supreme Court - Trump’s “unforced error” makes it more likely Clinton will capture the presidency. And for what? How did this commentary by Trump expand his base? What good did it do for him other than make him more popular among bigots?
Trump revealed who he really is - thin-skinned and vindictive. I am stuck voting for this A-Hole simply because there’s a bigger A-Hole ready to move into the White House.
This should have been one of the easiest wins of all time for Republicans - because Trump personalizes everything - it’s all about him - he can’t stay focused and because he can’t stay on message - we will probably hand the election to Clinton. Trump needs to understand that he is carrying the hopes of millions of Americans - that not everything is about him.
Prediction: During the debates Hillary will push Trump’s buttons in order to get him to lash out at her on TV - she will make him out to be a bully and point to his debate demeanor as proof. Trump’s own lack of control will likely sink the ship.
Trump is correct on MANY issues, but he is very likely ill-equipped to carry the election. We have the correct message, but probably the wrong man. IMHO.
If Trump continues to double-down on this kind of crap, he could take down the Senate with him, maybe even the House.