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Donald Trump Spends Memorial Day Blasting Federal Judge in Trump U Lawsuit (Again)


Donald Trump, via ABC screengrab Republican Party presidential candidate Donald J. Trump took to Twitter on this fine Memorial Day evening to engage in his own, modern day version of FDR’s fireside chats.  At first, it looked like we might have caught Mr. Trump on one of his better nights, all nice and relaxed.  And why wouldn’t he be?  He is coming off a holiday weekend that was packed full of bad news for his likely general election opponent, Hillary Clinton and her damn e-mails.

In fact, Trump’s first tweet, albeit sort of random, took dead aim at Hillary:

Rather than throwing a few more barbs at his likely opponent, Trump appeared to be ready to wind down from the three day weekend and simply told his 8.54 million Twitter followers that he hopes they enjoyed their holiday:

All seemed well with Mr. Trump.  However, something must have happened that got Trump’s dander up over the course of approximately 90 minutes since he sent that tweet.   By 4:45 PM Trump was back on the Twitter warpath, targeting the judge in the Trump University lawsuit:


This is not the first time Trump has gone after a Judge Curiel during this lawsuit.  In fact, Judge Curiel likely “earned” the Donald’s rage earlier this weekend when he slammed Trump’s legal arguments, and ordered some documents in the Trump U lawsuit to be unsealed over Trump’s attorneys objections.  

Trump’s behavior towards Judge Curiel earned a sharp rebuke from a guest expert at the Washington Post’s Volokh Conspiracy legal blog. David G. Post, a former law professor at Temple and Georgetown Law Schools, compared Trump’s “authoritarian” behavior to “Berlusconi”… “Chávez”… and “Perón.”

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