Good job, Trump.
– A South Texas congressman is reacting to Donald Trump’s latest target, the judge overseeing fraud lawsuits against his now-defunct Trump University.
Democratic Congressman Filemon Vela from Brownsville sent a scathing open letter to Trump Monday with a crude message. Vela represents the congressional district between Brownsville and Corpus Christi.
The letter does not mince words. Vela says there are some areas where he and Trump do agree, like fighting cartel violence and corruption in Mexico. But the congressman describes Trump’s immigration views as “hateful, dehumanizing and shameful.” He goes on to say, “Your ignorant anti-immigrant opinions, your border wall rhetoric, and your recent bigoted attack on an American jurist are just plain despicable.”
That appears to be the motivation for sending the letter. Those recent comments Donald Trump made about the judge in his “Trump University” fraud lawsuit, saying the judge can’t be impartial because he’s a Mexican.
“You have now descended to a new low in your racist attack of an American jurist. One of 124 Americans of Hispanic descent who have served this country with honor and distinction as federal district judges.
“I would like to end this letter in a more diplomatic fashion, but I think that you, of all people, understand why I cannot. Mr. Trump, you’re a racist — and you can take your border wall and shove it up your a**.”
“Sincerely, Filemon Vela, Member of Congress.”