Poll Context: Judge Gonzalo Curiel should recuse himself from the Trump University lawsuits over which he is presiding because of the remarks made by Donald Trump, Bill O’Reilly said at the outset of “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday night on Fox News.
“Not because he did anything wrong. He didn’t,” O’Reilly said, moments before welcoming the presumptive Republican nominee to his show. “But to eliminate any doubt as to the motivation in court rulings. There are plenty of federal judges that could immediately step in. It is valid that some may see any recusal as caving to intimidation. But stark justice in a case this important, trumps — pardon the pun — any theoretical argument.”
Before making that point, O’Reilly remarked that the Trump University cases would “not likely have much effect on the election, voters having more important things to consider than the disenchantment of a few Trump U clients. But, the situation has put Donald Trump on the defensive.”