Donald Trump on Judge Curiel Republican Backlash: ‘Get Over It’

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Donald Trump does not plan to apologize for his recent remarks regarding the Mexican heritage of a federal judge.

In an interview with Sean Hannity on Tuesday, Trump said that those Republicans who have criticized him for his comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s race need to get over it, adding that they’re just mad that he beat them during the primary season.

“Some of the Republicans…and in all fairness, they’re some of the people that I went through war with and I won, and there’s a lot of…there’s a lot of anxiety there,” Trump said. “There’s a lot of anger, I guess. Anger. They can’t come back. They can’t get over it. So, they have to get over it, ideally. As to whether or not they’ll endorse me? It’s okay if they don’t. But, they have to get over it. They shouldn’t be angry for so long.”

Some of Trump’s former opponents have indeed criticized him for the Curiel attacks, including Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich. But also speaking out against Trump are Paul Ryan, John McCain and Newt Gingrinch, all of whom have endorsed him. One politician, Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois, even rescinded his endorsement of Trump in response.

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