WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump thinks that Justice Antonin Scalia went a little too far when he suggested last week that black students may benefit from taking a slower educational route.
Scalia said during oral arguments in an affirmative action case last week that black students may benefit from attending a "slower-track school." Scalia said that "most of the black scientists in this country don't come from schools like the University of Texas."
Trump, in an interview with Jake Tapper that aired on CNN on Sunday, indicated he disagreed with Scalia's remarks.
"I thought it was very tough to the African-American community," Trump said. "I don't like what he said."
Trump, who once again claimed to have a great relationship with the black community -- and also took an opportunity to criticize President Barack Obama -- said he was "very surprised at Scalia's statements."
If elected as president of the United States, Trump would actually be in the position of potentially nominating justices to serve on the Supreme Court.
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