Latino leaders switch gears, announce plans to back Trump

by Seth McLaughlin | The Washington Times  |  published on July 18, 2016

CLEVELAND — Latino leaders dramatically switched gears Monday by announcing their plans to endorse Donald Trump in the wake of the recent shootings in the United States and terrorist attacks overseas — giving the presumptive GOP presidential nominee a needed boost among minority voters ahead of his scheduled nomination this week here at the Republican National Convention.

Fourteen conservative Hispanic leaders signed a letter saying they are better off throwing their muscle behind Mr. Trump largely because Hillary Clinton cannot be trusted, including on the issue of immigration.

“We have, therefore, decided not only to vote for Donald Trump, but to actively campaign for his candidacy,” the endorsement letter reads. “Too much is at stake for America for us to remain neutral on the sidelines.”

The signatories — including Alfonso Aguilar, head of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles and Massey Villareal, former president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce — said that the Mrs. Clinton is not interested in fixing the broken immigration system, and said Mr. Trump has taken a step in the right direction by softening his immigration stance.

“We realize that much of the uproar over Trump within the Latino community has been over his comments and proposals on immigration,” the letter read. “Democrats have certainly used it to pander to our community. But the reality is that Clinton cannot be trusted on immigration.

  • Roy Fredrichsen

    They are beginning to realize that her plans to let more illegal immigrants come through the Southern borders mean less jobs for them, too.

    • rifftop

      it’s a 2 sided sword against Americans…….not only do they suck up jobs at a cheaper rate….eliminating others from even getting the job……..but they still abuse the handouts. Most of the illegals…….have the guy working in some undertable job….and the woman with the kids applies for food stamps, rent assistance, medical care and dumps the illiterate kids in our schools to waste space. It’s a double whammy to the rest of us………then add the increased crime…….jail costs……..and it’s a real bad deal…………but if you present this ……YOU ARE RACIST….a label that is become tired, overused and needs to be dropped from the debate.

  • Shelly Shannon

    Trump and Pence, build that fence! It’s about time. Finally, the Latino community got smart and put their bias aside for a better America. Good for them!. I’m hoping the African American community will start to siphon away from Clinton and gravitate towards Trump now that they’ve seen another minority do the same. I don’t know, but if they want someone who will stand up for them and provide them with more equality they need to rethink Hellary Clinton and vote for Trump. You would think African Americans would want to move forward , and the only way to do that is Trump.

  • donl

    The ONLY thing Hilly is going to give them is lip service, same as we get.

  • Robert Mix

    Good! It’s about time Latinos wise up. I am a Latino and have supported Trump since I realized he was serious about his idea of running for President. Go Donald Trump!!!! God is behind you and so are we.

    • rifftop

      Good for you…….at least you realize…….we will die off……if we keep going this way……jobs, safety, massive debt. Also all Latinos, Hispanics are not the same. Spanish, Puerto Rican, Cuban…….all look at themselves differently than Mexican, El Salvadoran, Guatemalan etc. The title HISPANIC is a fake……..that was devised by the left wing democrats to “homogenize” anybody speaking Spanish into a voting block……telling them of their “sameness” in needs and oppression, when in fact it’s all bogus.

  • Olivia

    Hillary Clinton will never do anything to help anyone but herself. She panders to the Hispanics and African Americans for votes only. Something about immigration could have been done by now. The inner cities have only gotten much worse. The Democratic Party is not what it was in the 1950’s. Mrs. Clinton has proven she can’t be trusted.

    • rifftop

      correct……..but will the “dumbed down” somethings figure it out?

  • SDofAZ

    I knew the hispanics did not like the open borders and illiterate wetbacks. Living in AZ, married into some hispanic heritage the crap I was reading was not what I was hearing. They know the dem lemmings are bad news and are not going to follow the lemmings over that cliff. I would bet right now Trump gets a big boost from the blacks too. Hillary and BO have done nothing for anyone that has a job or wants one. In fact the dems have pulled the rug out from under the minorities and served their big business buddies with cheap cheap cheap illegal aliens and cheap HB labor at the low end and the high end. And they dumped the entitlements and benefit expenses for big business on the taxpayers, anyone in the US working and paying taxes! The minorities are on to them, good. Vote every dem lemming and rino out in every state!

    • Louise Pugh……

      All of this Hispanic and black anti Conservative crap has been a giant well funded bashing by the DNC the news media in this country is more than proud to take their money (so Clinton found keep it comein) but sooner or later the word gets around what the thruth is.The true american Hispanic and Black does not want his country overrun

    • rifftop

      Yes, and we must remember the democrat party was the dominant party in the south….when all the lynchings, tar and featherings went on, they created the KKK…….and not so long ago some of their esteemed dem congress members who were KKK were still sitting…..such as Mr. Byrd…..but by using tax money, lies, promises and hate, the current crop of “democrats” are not democrats………they are Marxists, using the term progressive. Their mentors, indoctrination comes from Marx, Lenin, Alinsky, Cone, Davis and many other radicals …….they were subverted in college and became the rats we see today. Hillary actually was a republican……..until she got to college, where she made a huge FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION to a left winger. HER INCLUSION IN THE NIXON WATERGATE INVESTIGATION AS A HACK LAWYER….SHOULD BE HER FIRST BIO TOPIC. SHE WAS FIRED FROM THAT JOB BECAUSE SHE USED FALSE INFO IN HER RESEARCH, COMMITTED FRAUD……AND WAS DUMPED. She is a hack, commie operative………as is Obama.

  • generalJed

    Somebody finally gets it! Hillary intends to bury the U.S. and former immigrants with one million unvetted Muslims. This would especially harm illegal Mexican immigrants and legal immigrants. She stated her intention to make them citizens. When one minority group starts to not be important or manipulateable to the Democrats, they find another from a more despotic country.

    • rifftop

      absolutely correct……she is an anarchist…….it is why she and Obama are simpatico……..yet at odds …….they both wanted the power to subvert this nation………yet they both believe in the same dogma. They use minority groups and anybody who just doesn’t succeed as victims.
      This nation needs leaders that enforce the laws, make treaties to our benefit, ensure jobs and business accrue to American citizens first and our money is used effectively rather than squandered like it is now. The left wingers Obama and Clinton are thieves, liars, globalist moles, racist, sexist and psychopaths with no interest in improving this nation’s well being.

  • justinwachin

    There is a procedure that allows Latinos to come to America legally. Those who enter the migrant worker program are guaranteed at least minimum wage and a variety of other standards which are not available to those who work in the shadows.

    I’m not anti-Hispanic. Everyone who comes to this country should enter legally regardless of their nationality or ethnicity. That isn’t racist or xenophobic. It is simply a desire to see that everyone follows the law of the land.

    • rifftop

      you are correct, but notice…….how you are somehow justifying yourself, when reality says the illegals and their “helpers” are the criminal, the racist, the thief, the criminal, and trouble maker. They are not anything like legal immigrants of the past who actually assimilated, learned English and tried to contribute to the society. This breed is loaded with gang members, drug dealers, benefit abusers and downright nasty people who stomp the flag, protest anything American. The useless congress should have long time ago stopped funding welfare and any other benefits to illegals……immediately after Reagan’s first amnesty, the law should have included NO BENEFITS. Instead today, Obama, Clinton and the rest of the leftists have expanded the handouts, while importing more migrants and even worse…….muslim killers from Somalia, and Syria…….and the stupid American public …….keeps playing Pokémon on their phones…..a product of the dumbed down youth generation from a liberal oriented education system.

      • justinwachin

        I think change is coming to the immigration debate if Donald Trump becomes president. The dysfunction of the past few decades will hopefully be abandoned. Our current laws need to be enforced, not replaced.

        • rifftop

          I hope you are right, because this path is a death sentence for the US. Immigration is the complete authority of the accepting nation. Immigration is accepted by the host nation for ITS BENEFIT, not the immigrant. Compassion in time of disaster does not mean we OWN those immigrants, in fact it should be temporary and they return to their own area in the future.

  • Smitch

    Oops…Killary not going to like that!

    • Anouk

      Do we really care what this lying witch like or not.
      Nope! She can go to hell!!!

      • Ken says

        Riding her broom and taking all her Establishment Cronies with her. They have spent the last 28 years orchestrating the destruction of the USA while stuffing their pockets, nonprofits and offshore accounts with OUR money.

        • Anouk

          Exactly! Thank you for you comment.

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            Go someplace else. This site is not for people like you.

          • Louise Pugh……

            she worse than redman!

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  • rifftop

    The ENTITLEMENT COMMUNITY……that includes many minority groups will still mostly vote left wing……they believe that the whites/gringo/honky will continue to be a bunch of lackeys and keep paying taxes for the ever increasing migration of latinos, muslims and unknowns. The “Promised land” to them means something different……..such as they can get all the hand outs possible and the democrat party with expedite the process for them.

    • SDofAZ

      The illegal aliens are the welfare suckers most definitely but the legal hispanic citizens do not like them and they know what they are all about. Trump will get a lot of support from them, They don’t like em and know they are freeloaders.

      • rifftop

        maybe, but they do not really, actively do anything to report them, expose them or discourage them. In fact I personally know of Hispanics (legal) who do harbor and hide illegals out of ethnic loyalty and whatever anti gringo feelings they may have. In fact……some years ago… Hispanic family did harbor an illegal Mexican……who in the end killed their two sons and tried to rob the mother of cash through an ATM…….so it’s not as we think…..but what we actually see. All these bogus alliances, the War on Women, HISPANICS, Black lives matter, CAIR…….are all anarchistic elements that contribute nothing to the nation.

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