Wow, of all the things to happen to Trump on Super Tuesday, it appears that his lawyers somehow managed to draw an appeals panel consisting entirely of Hispanic judges in his Trump University fraud case.
Super Tuesday has gotten off to a not-so-super start for Donald Trump — a New York appeals court has denied his bid to to toss out a lawsuit that charges his Trump University was a fraud.
In a unanimous ruling, a four-judge panel of the state Appellate Division said the state Attorney General’s office is “authorized to bring a cause of action for fraud” — despite the bloviating billionaire’s claims to the contrary.
Lawyers for Trump and his now-defunct school contended that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s suit should be tossed because the statute of limitations on the case had expired.
Schneiderman charged Trump University, which operated between 2004 and 2010, was a sham that ripped off its students, beginning with a “free” seminar.
According to prosecutors, “although Trump University speakers represented that the three-day seminar would teach students all they needed to know to be successful real estate investors, the instructors at those three-day seminars then engaged in a ‘bait and switch,’ telling students that they needed to attend yet another seminar for an additional $5,000 in order to learn more about particular lenders.”
Of course, I don’t know if a single one of these judges is Hispanic. I just know that, as a paranoid racist (or at least, someone who purposefully caters to paranoid racists), any time Trump loses a motion in court in connection with this case, he blames it on the great Hispanic conspiracy against him and strongly implies that he can only get a fair trial from a white judge.
Voting for Trump doesn’t make you a racist necessarily, but it does at the very least make you someone who’s pretty comfortable being around racists. Whether it’s possible to have that level of comfort with racists without actually being a racist is a question for someone else to answer.