On Thursday, Donald Trump said that Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge hearing a fraud case against Trump, is biased because Curiel belongs to an association of Latino lawyers and is “of Mexican heritage.” According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump explained: “I’m building a wall. It’s an inherent conflict of interest.” (via Slate)
Given that Latinos make up 17% of the US population, if you take this at face-value, you can conversely argue that Trump's policies conflict with the interests of nearly 1 in 5 Americans.
If we added up all of his statements, I wonder how many Americans would be left who could, in his view, legitimately hold him accountable. I see this number tending toward zero, and I think he likes it that way -- Trump doesn't want anybody to be able to hold him accountable. But the flip side is that, by his own admission, he also doesn't represent the interests of any of those people. This is an undesirable quality for a candidate in a representative democracy.
It is one thing to issue statements and support policies which many people disagree with. It is another when you couple that with the claim that the people who disagree with you moreover cannot hold you accountable. It implies that you can decrease your accountability simply by offending as many people as possible.