June 5, 2016

HE'S ONLY A LEADER OF THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO BE LED:

Newt Gingrich Rips Trump for Racial Comments About Judge's Mexican Heritage (Madeleine Weast, June 5, 2016, Free Beacon)

Gingrich, who has been looked at as a potential Trump running mate, responded by saying his comments were "inexcusable."

"No. This is one of the worst mistakes Trump has made. I think it's inexcusable," Gingrich said. "He has every right to criticize a judge, and he has every right to say certain decisions aren't right, and his attorneys can file to move the venue from the judge. First of all, this judge was born in Indiana. He is an American, period. When you come to America, you get to become an American, and Trump, who has grandparents who came to the U.S., should understand this as much as anybody."

Gingrich then ripped Trump for not acting like a potential leader of the United States, saying the primary season was over.

"If a liberal were to attack Justice Clarence Thomas on the grounds that he's black, we would all go crazy," Gingrich said. "Every conservative would say it was wrong and it was racism. Trump has got to, I think, move to a new level. This is no longer the primaries. He's no longer an interesting contender. He is now the potential leader of the United States and he's got to move his game up to the level of being a potential leader."

Trump: Muslim judge might not be fair to me either (KYLE CHENEY 06/05/16, Politico)

Quizzed by CBS' John Dickerson in an interview that aired Sunday on "Face the Nation," Trump said he'd have similar concerns about a Muslim judge.

"It's possible, yes. Yeah. That would be possible, absolutely," he said.

"Isn't there sort of a tradition though in America that we don't judge people by who their parents were and where they came from?" Dickerson replied.

And Trump countered again, "I'm not talking about tradition -- I'm talking about common sense, OK?"

Neither the Right nor the Left cares about tradition, the other 60% of us do.

Posted by at June 5, 2016 10:45 AM

  

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