Last week, the brother of the federal judge presiding over a pair of Trump University scam cases told reporters that he feared that Donald Trump's racist attacks on his American born brother would spur others to speak out using similarly ugly rhetoric.
"I don't care what Trump says. He's a blowhard, but other people take him seriously. That's the scary part," Raul Curiel told ABC News.
Well, Trump's loudest supporter hardly needs any nudging to usually spout off using the most extreme rhetoric either in defense of Trump or cited by Trump as a legitimate talking point, however, even the internet's biggest conspiracy theorist admitted he was initially confused by Trump's outright assault on Judge Curiel's Mexican heritage.
"I'll be honest with you, I've kind of ignored Trump University to a certain extent," Alex Jones told his "Infowars" listeners on Friday. "I see Trump say this about this judge, and I think, 'well you're just saying because he's Mexican in his heritage that he ruled against you. Has Trump gone too far?'"
"I did some research and found out wow, Trump needs to go further here," Jones then told his audience, pointing to the judge's former membership in a group called the La Raza Lawyers of San Diego and confusing it with the National Council of La Raza, a vocal advocacy organization that has vigorously condemned Trump's anti-immigrant campaign.
Jones then quickly jumped the shark, as that is his whole schtick.
Making clear that he has no personal affinity for the KKK, Jones argued that groups like MEChA and La Raza "basically operate just like the Klan."
"They say for those inside our race, everything. For those outside the race, nothing," Jones told his audience, arguing that Judge Curiel "is the head lawyer over a lawyer group based in California, that for decades has been promoting, basically, race-based brainwashing.”
"I'll tell you it's a fair headline to say that this judge is the equivalent of a Hispanic grand dragon," Jones said, matter-of-factly.
Guest Roger Stone added his own flare of crazy, arguing that "it's important to establish that the judge is not only a Mexican radical, he's also a Hillary Clinton contributor":
Of course, the fact that Trump has donated to Clinton and that as a member of the federal bench, Judge Curiel is barred from membership in advocacy groups, matters little to conspiracy theorists and flamethrowers like Stone and Jones.
[h/t Media Matters]