Donald Trump faces backlash over comments about judge

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is defending himself in his latest controversy.

He has not backed down from his view that a judge in one of the lawsuits against Trump University is biased against him because the judge is Mexican-American.

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Federal District Judge Gonzalo Curiel was born in Indiana.

"He's a member of a club or society very strongly pro-Mexican, which is all fine. But I say he's got bias. I want to build a wall. I'm going to build a wall," Trump said.

Trump went even further, saying that a Muslim judge might also treat him unfairly because of his proposal to ban people of that faith from entering the U.S.

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But many in the Republican party are outraged by Trump's remarks.

Newt Gingrich, who's likely on Trump's short list for VP, called the comments a mistake.

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