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GOP rep compares Trump University judge to Muslim judging Chris Kyle

Greg Nash

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) compared the federal judge overseeing the case against Trump University to a Muslim judge presiding over a case against the late “American Sniper” Chris Kyle.

Hunter defended Donald Trump’s questioning of whether Judge Gonzalo Curiel could be impartial, given his Mexican heritage and Trump’s policies on illegal immigration and trade.

{mosads}“What I like to do is take these arguments out to their logical extremes,” he said in a radio interview with Sean Hannity on Tuesday, first reported by Buzzfeed.

“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,” Hunter continued.

“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, ‘Hey, this guy’s not gonna like me.’”

“You could look at the O.J. trial too, was that fair?” Hunter added.

Still, Hunter maintained that it was a mistake for Trump to invoke Curiel’s Mexican heritage.

“I’m making no excuses for Donald Trump here,” Hunter said. “Just because I endorse him and I support him doesn’t mean I support and endorse everything he says.”

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