Former US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says Trump’s comments on judge are ‘troubling’

Alberto Gonzales (Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRM) – Donald Trump has accused the judge in his Trump University fraud case of being anti-Trump.

The presidential hopeful cites the fact that the judge has Mexican heritage and he wants to build a wall between Mexico and the United States.

RELATED: GOP to Trump: Lay off Judge Curiel’s Mexican heritage

News 2 caught up with former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales who worked under President George W. Bush and is now the Dean of Law at Belmont University.

He takes issue with Trump’s views, which also recently sparked concerns from the GOP.

“I think the comments about the judge, his ethnicity, are troubling because I do not believe ethnicity alone can disqualify or is evidence of bias,” Gonzales said.

“I think there has to be more. Every American is entitled to a fair shot in court, to know the case is going to be heard by an impartial judge, so I have no issue about questioning the judge as to whether he can be impartial, but to do so solely on the basis of race, I think is wrong,” he continued.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, who just last week endorsed Trump, called his remarks about Judge Gonzalo Curiel wrong, wrong-headed, and racist.

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