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U.S. judge slammed by Trump rules in favor of border wall

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Judge Gonzalo Curiel ruled today that the Department of Homeland Security can lawfully waive environmental protection statutes in order to build a border wall in San Diego because the existing fence is “no longer optimal for border patrol operations.”

Remember when: This was the same judge who presided over the $25 million settlement to the students of Trump University. At the time, Trump insinuated that Curiel was biased because of his Mexican heritage and called the judge a "hater."