Apparently thinking that he hasn’t quite proven himself to be as vile a human being as he possibly can, deranged conspiracy nut Alex Jones compared the Latino judge in the Trump “University” case to a grand wizard of the KKK, all based on a misunderstanding — or a lie — about a group he belongs to.
ALEX JONES (HOST): Today, we are going to look at this judge who has been ruling basically against [Donald] Trump and doing unprecedented things in the Trump University case. And I’ll be honest with you, I’ve kind of ignored Trump University to a certain extent — I’ve done some research. But after Trump came out and said this guy is a Mexican, and by Mexican his loyalty is to Mexico. And so, I did some research and found out wow, Trump needs to go further here. This guy is the head lawyer over a lawyer group based in California, that for decades has been promoting, basically, race-based brainwashing.
Now, I don’t like the Ku Klux Klan, but MEChA [Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán] and [the National Council of] La Raza and organizations like this … these guys basically operate just like the Klan. They say for those inside our race, everything. For those outside the race, nothing. La Raza means “the race,” so I see Trump say this about this judge, and I think well you’re just saying because he’s Mexican in his heritage that he ruled against you. Has Trump gone too far? And I go look it up, and the guy is worse than what Trump’s saying. And that’s the problem, Trump will just throw something out that’s true, but then I guess with the soundbites not get into the whole background of it. So, we’re going to talk about this judge a little bit right now, but I’ll tell you it’s a fair headline to say that this judge is the equivalent of a Hispanic grand dragon.
I just hope Trump unloads on him, like this Daily Caller article “Judge Presiding Over Trump University Case Is A Member Of La Raza.” And again, that means “the race.” People say, well, that’s okay because Hispanics can say we’re a racial group, but whites if you say we’re in a racial group that’s bad. No, when people organize politically and say “we’re only for our group,” classically liberal views are that’s dangerous and bad, a la Adolf Hitler. Roger Stone, what do you have to say?
ROGER STONE: Well, Alex, I think first of all that it’s important to establish that the judge is not only a Mexican radical. He’s also a Hillary Clinton contributor.
Curiel is a member of the La Raza Lawyers Association of San Diego, not the National Council of La Raza, a group that the right has been demonizing for years as some dangerous internal threat that wants to take back California and the Southwest for Mexico (all nonsense, of course). But as always, notice what’s missing: Even an attempt to make an argument for why Curiel is wrong about anything in the lawsuit against Trump.
Trump’s entire line of attack depends upon the claim that Curiel has been “biased” and a “hater” and that has caused him to make bad rulings in the case. But neither Trump nor anyone defending his racist attacks has even pretended to make an argument for that claim. Has he made an incorrect ruling? Then tell us which ruling and make a substantive argument for why he was wrong. Trump won’t do that, of course, because he believes that any ruling that goes against what he wants simply must be wrong. None of his defenders are capable of it either. Because this isn’t about the substance of his rulings, it’s about poisoning the well against him with racism, something Trump’s followers can be depended on to fall for every single time.