Senior Republicans criticize Trump's remarks on Hispanic judge

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to a campaign rally in Redding, CaliforniaBy Ginger Gibson and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior U.S. Republicans distanced themselves on Sunday from Donald Trump’s comments about a Mexican-American judge, saying they were worried that the tone of his presidential campaign could enrage Latinos, who are a growing U.S. voting bloc. Trump has accused U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel of harboring a bias against him in lawsuits involving fraud allegations against Trump University, the New York business man’s now-defunct real estate school. The presumptive Republican nominee has suggested Curiel’s Mexican-American heritage had influenced the judge’s opinion because of Trump’s campaign pledge to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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