Donald Trump did it again. Trump supporters continue to believe that the GOP candidate’s way of responding to critiques are those of a fearless leader, however, those who have been insulted by his remarks can tell you otherwise.

Trump’s latest victim is U.S. District Judge Gonzálo Curiel, who unsealed court documents in a fraud lawsuit against the presidential hopeful’s now defunct real estate school, Trump University.

During an interview with Jake Tapper, the Republican front-runner mentioned that Curiel had “an absolute conflict” in presiding over the litigation given that he was “of Mexican heritage” and a member of a Latino lawyers’ association.

“He’s proud of his heritage. I respect him for that,” Trump told the CNN anchor after he asked him to elaborate on his opinions about the judge during the case. “He’s a Mexican. We’re building a wall between here and Mexico.”

After the presumptive Republican presidential nominee implied numerous times that Curiel’s heritage had everything to do with his decision, Tapper questioned, “If you are saying he cannot do his job because of his race, is that not the definition of racism?”

“No, I don’t think so at all,” the real estate mogul replied. “If he was giving me a fair ruling. I wouldn’t say that. I think that’s why he’s doing it.”

“I’m building a wall. I’m trying to keep business out of Mexico. Mexico’s fine,” he continued. “He’s of Mexican heritage, and he’s very proud of it, as I am where I come from.”

The Wall Street Journal reports Mr. Trump first made hateful comments towards the judge during a speech in San Diego last week, where he called him “a hater of Donald Trump” and “a total disgrace,” reportedly referencing his ethnicity.

None of this seems to have any effect on the popular candidate, who continues to proclaim his love for Hispanics and attributes his success to his “good temperament.”

“I don’t have thin skin. I have a very strong and very thick skin,” he said on Friday. “I have a strong temperament. It’s a very good temperament and it’s a very in-control temperament, or I wouldn’t have built this unbelievable company. I wouldn’t have built all of the things I’ve been able to do in life.”