On his radio program yesterday, Bryan Fischer declared that it is entirely appropriate for Donald Trump to launch racist attacks against the judge who is overseeing one of the court cases involving his Trump University because the judge himself might be racist.
Fischer insisted that Trump is not racist but that Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who was born in Indiana to parents who came from Mexico, may be racist because he was once a member of La Raza Lawyers of California, which is California’s Latino bar association.
Trump having to go before a judge like Curiel, Fischer stated, is like a black defendant having to go before a judge who was in the Ku Klux Klan.
“The real question is not whether Donald Trump is a racist,” Fischer said, “but whether the judge who’s handling his case is and I think it’s legitimate for Donald Trump to have questions about that. I’m not saying the judge is a racist either; I don’t know enough to know, but I think there are legitimate questions about his ability to be impartial, objective and neutral.”
So, in Fischer’s view, Trump launching overtly racist attacks against a judge does not mean that Trump is racist but apparently being of Mexican heritage means that the judge might be racist.