Some US presidential candidates are dusting off their Spanish dictionaries and practicing their “buenos días” to try to gain the crucial Latino electorate. Donald Trump launched his campaign with the opposite approach, by railing against Mexicans:
“They’re bringing drugs. They are bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,” he said in his remarks on June 16 in New York.
Today, Jorge Ramos, Univision’s main news anchor, named as one of Time 100’s most influential people and featured on the magazine’s cover for his sway with Latinos, answered Trump’s rant in an op-ed in Spanish published both on Univision and on his blog:
It is hypocrisy to criticize Mexicans while, at the same time, you benefit from their work. In the last few months I visited Trump’s hotels in Doral, Florida, and the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York, and many of the extraordinary employees who attended me were Mexican…
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