The fact that Donald Trump is no competition in the upcoming presidential race makes his bombastic tirade against Mexicans and Latin America laughable. Yet it doesn’t change anything about what he represents: a billionaire tycoon and public American figure who only further cemented the stigma attached to mexicans and other immigrants who come into this country in hopes of building a better life for their offsprings.
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While his hateful speech prompted backlash from the Latino community, its prominent celebs have been fairly mum on the topic. That is, except for Maná lead singer and composer Fher Olvera, who vilified Trump’s words and made clear his political discourse was unacceptable.
“He said we were trash, he said that the people who came from Latin America and Mexico are rapists, thugs and drug dealers,” said Olvera at a June 18 show at the Los Angeles Staples Center, where the band performed their cover of Los Tigres Del Norte’s “Somos más Americanos” (We are more American). “We feel pity for this incompetent man. I have never heard a speech as violent, or as filled with hatred –– not since Hitler.”
“Latinos and Mexicans came to this country to build it from the ground up,” he continued. “It doesn’t matter what one cabrón said – just remember that he insulted our fathers, our mothers; he insulted everyone. And that is inadmissible. When you go out to vote, which is soon, you know what you have to do.”
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