Under fire from Republicans, Trump says he'll stop talking about judge

By REUTERS
June 8, 2016 07:14

Bowing to pressure from fellow Republicans, Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would no longer talk about a Mexican-American judge after US House Speaker Paul Ryan denounced the presidential candidate's criticism of the jurist as textbook racism.

But Trump refused entreaties from party leaders to disavow his charge that US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel was showing bias because of his Mexican heritage and should recuse himself from a lawsuit alleging fraud at Trump's defunct Trump University real estate training school.

Trump said in a statement that his previous remarks about Curiel had been misconstrued.


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