Morning Joe Slams Bill O'Reilly For Calling On Trump U. Judge To Recuse Himself From Lawsuit
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From the June 7 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:
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BILL O'REILLY: The judge belongs to a group called San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, which does advocacy work on behalf of Latinos. It's not associated with the radical La Raza group, but confusion is understandable. Because of that, Mr. Trump apparently believes the judge may be biased against him, as it is well-known the candidate has taken a strong stand against illegal immigration. The Trump U. case is certainly political to some extent, and it's a very high profile situation. Because of that, Talking Points believes the judge should recuse himself. Not because he did anything wrong, he didn't, but to eliminate any doubt as to the motivation in court rulings.
MIKE BRZEZINSKI (CO-HOST): No. That didn't happen.
JOE SCARBOROUGH (CO-HOST): Mark, did he just say that?
EUGENE ROBINSON: He's so wrong.
SCARBOROUGH: Did he just say that? That because Trump called --
BRZEZINSKI: It was a parody.
SCARBOROUGH: -- a racist, he should recuse himself? Because Trump made a racist statement about this judge? Is that the new standard that we set?
ROBINSON: Apparently it is.
SCARBOROUGH: You know what you call that? Killing justice right there.
ROBINSON: There's a title, that's a book.
BRZEZINSKI: Or a really bad kissing.
SCARBOROUGH: It's staggering that you actually have a defendant in the case making racist comments about a judge. Highly decorated judge, an honorable judge, who took on the Mexican drug cartel. So much so that he had to go into hiding.
BRZEZINSKI: Just a slight detail.
SCARBOROUGH: Yeah, slight detail.
BRZEZINSKI: Makes it even worse.
SCARBOROUGH: Because a defendant makes a racist comment about a judge, Talking Point says he must recuse himself?
WILLIE GEIST (CO-HOST): Remember it's Talking Points so it's not O'Reilly.
SCARBOROUGH: Oh it's not O'Reilly himself. I see.