Pirro: Why did you refer to his ethnicity, Donald?

Trump: Well, because his heritage is Mexican.

Pirro: So what?

Trump: Well, because I want to build a wall. And I'm getting along great, I think, with Hispanics but I want to build a wall. There are some people who don't like that.

Pirro: Yeah but some of the numbers don't indicate that. Do you think you have to dial it back?

Trump: Look I have to be what I have to be. I mean, I have to tell the truth… He's of Mexican heritage. I hope he's gonna be fair. But he's treated me very unfairly.


On CBS's Face the Nation 

John Dickerson: Let me ask you about, what does the Mexican heritage of the judge in the Trump University case have to do with anything.

Trump: I think it has a lot to do with it. First of all, I've had terrible rulings forever. I had a judge previous to him and it would have been a very quick case. This is a case I should've won on summary judgment. This is a case—and nobody writes this, and they all know it, but they don't like to write it—the plaintiff in the case was a woman. She was so bad that under deposition it was over. I mean, she couldn't have been the—it was a disaster. They went before the judge, they said, "We don't want her to be the plaintiff. We want to put somebody else in." So we said, "Well, that's fine. Dismiss the case. You have to dismiss the case." Wait a minute—she gave letters, the most incredible reviews of the college you've ever seen, of the university. She gave the most incredible—then on top of it, we have a tape where she's talking about it in the most glowing terms. You wouldn't speak about your college—

Dickerson: But Mr. Trump, what does this have to do with his parents being from Mexico, how does that—

Trump: Excuse me, excuse me, I'm just saying. We're getting terrible rulings.

On CNN's State of the Union

Jake Tapper: You said that you thought it was a conflict of interest that he was the judge because he's of Mexican heritage, even though he's from Indiana.

Trump: OK. Yes. Yes.

And again during the same segment 

Tapper: Is it not—when Hillary Clinton says, this is a racist attack—and you reject that—if you are saying he can't do his job because of his race, is that not the definition of racism?

Trump: No, I don't think so at all.

Tapper: No?

Trump: No. He's proud of his heritage. I—I respect him for that.

Tapper: But you're saying he can't do his job because of that.

Trump: Look, he's proud of his heritage. OK? I'm building a wall. Now, I think I'm going to do very well with Hispanics.

Tapper: He's a legal citizen.

I can't wait to keep doing this for six months!