Would it surprise anyone that Donald Trump ignored a Court Order? Of course not! He’s done much worse. Trump has suggested if he loses the election, it could only be the result of fraud.
Trump went so far as to suggest that exit polling should be conducted to identify voter fraud. The judge in Ohio specifically ordered Trump and his campaign representatives to cease the conduct that might intimidate voters. A spokesman for Trump said the court’s ruling would have no effect on Trump’s campaign, since it is already “doing everything in accordance with applicable law.” This is typical of Donald Trump. He believes he is above the law, and believes that he has enough money that he can manipulate any order by any Court to his liking. He feels immune from the laws that govern behavior for all the rest of America. Perhaps that is why he believes he can violate the constitutional rights of Americans without accountability. Trump’s campaign announced that the Court’s Order will have “NO EFFECT” on the campaign.
This also is not the first time Trump has indicated that a Judge might be biased against him, and thus he should not be bound by the Court’s authority. This Judge was NOT from Mexico, but from Indiana! It was only his race that Trump had identified as a problem, and indication the judge couldn’t be “fair” because of his heritage.
Trump has been roundly denounced, by the left and right, for saying U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel may be biased against him because of his Mexican heritage. The judge is presiding over a pair of cases in which the plaintiffs allege Trump University duped them into paying tens of thousands of dollars on the belief they would be trained to learn Trump’s real estate strategies. Trump denies the allegations, saying the students got their money’s worth, with many offering positive evaluations of the program.
Curiel, who was appointed to the federal bench in San Diego by President Barack Obama, was born and raised in Indiana. His parents were naturalized U.S. citizens from Mexico.
On June 2, 2016, Trump told the Wall Street Journal that Curiel had “an absolute conflict” in presiding over the litigation given that he is “of Mexican heritage” and a member of a Latino lawyers’ association.