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Last month, when GOP nominee Donald Trump announced his potential choices for US Supreme Court nominees, the New York Times and multiple other mainstream media outlets hounded the New York business mogul’s SCOTUS choices for their race and gender.
“All are white, and eight of the 11 are men,” the New York Times wrote at the time.
Now, the New York Times is accusing Trump of judicial “ethnic cleansing,” for bringing up the race of a Mexican-American judge handling his infamous Trump University court battle.
Trump has said that federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel should recuse himself from the Trump University case because of his Mexican heritage, citing that it was a conflict of interest due to Trump’s staunch immigration proposals.
Today, the New York Times dedicated an entire editorial to trashing Trump for daring to bring up the ethnicity of the federal judge, despite the media organization doing the same just last month.
“Would exclusion be limited to first-generation Americans like Judge Curiel, who was born to Mexican immigrant parents, or would it be extended to his children, his grandchildren or even beyond?”
“Would the exclusion of Muslims be limited to active practitioners of the faith or extended to descendants who were only vaguely religious or not religious at all? The answer, of course, is that once it started, the ethnic cleansing of the court system could be made to apply to any unpopular group at any time.”
Trump has yet to respond to the New York Times attacks, though he has previously threatened to sue the publication.
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