Republican California Rep. Duncan Hunter compared the Mexican-American judge overseeing the Trump University case to a hypothetical “Muslim-American of Iraqi descent” overseeing a case against “American Sniper” Chris Kyle.
In an interview with Sean Hannity on his radio show Tuesday, Hunter commented on Trump’s criticism of the Mexican-American judge’s possible bias overseeing Trump’s civil case. (RELATED: Judge Presiding Over Trump University Case Is Member Of La Raza Lawyers Group [VIDEO])
Hunter, who has endorsed Trump, said the presumptive Republican nominee’s discussion of the judge’s heritage was a mistake, to which Hannity agreed.
The co-chair of Trump’s House Leadership Team argued, “What Trump needs to do here with this, with all of it, he’s got to separate his business stuff with his presidential campaign. I don’t think you can mix the two, that’ s what he just did.” (RELATED: Meet The Pro-Illegal Immigrant Groups The La Raza Lawyers Of San Diego Consider Part Of Their ‘Community’)
Then,Hunter used this illustration of possible bias to defend Trump: “What I like to do is take these arguments out to there logical extremes. So let’s say that Chris Kyle, the ‘American Sniper,’ is still alive and he was on trial for something, and his judge was a Muslim-American of Iraqi descent. And here you have Chris Kyle, who’s killed a whole bunch of bad guys in Iraq. Would that be a fair trial for Chris Kyle? If you had that judge there? Probably not.”
“And Chris Kyle could probably say, ‘this guy’s not gonna like me.’ Buzzfeed News reported.
While deployed in Iraq, Kyle was credited with upwards of 160 confirmed kills.