Last week, Trump appeared to set a new marker with his rhetoric, when he publicly and repeatedly questioned Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s fitness to oversee a civil case against Trump University. His “Mexican heritage,” Trump explained in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, presented “an absolute conflict.”
As quoted in Donald Trump’s false comments connecting Mexican immigrants and crime. (Washington Post, 7/8/2015)
In other words, Trump has been in a polarizing mode for nearly a year now -- since the official start of his campaign.
In the Real Clear Politics article, Rebecca Berg confuses praise with smarm.
Trump has sought to temper his more inflammatory remarks with praise for minorities. “We love the Hispanics,” he said to open his rally Thursday in San Jose, Calif.