Donald Trump has responded to the protesters in California, many of whom were Hispanic, by calling them thugs and criminals.
Thursday night’s protests were in response to a Trump rally in Costa Mesa, CA which is one-third Hispanic. Hispanic and non-Hispanic citizens alike have been protesting Trump’s campaign of bigotry and racism.
Donald Trump responded to the protests against his platform of building a wall along the US Southern border, deporting 11 million Mexican immigrants, and banning Muslims from entering the United States by doubling down on his racism.
Trump tweeted on Saturday:
The "protesters" in California were thugs and criminals. Many are professionals. They should be dealt with strongly by law enforcement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2016
Republicans can’t win the presidential election without more support from Hispanic voters, so they are in the process of nominating the one candidate who will definitely never vote for Donald Trump.
Trump has motivated Hispanics to register to vote at historic levels. Unfortunately for the Republican Party, Hispanics are registering to vote against Trump.
Just a reminder that this is the new “presidential” version of Donald Trump, and surprise, Trump 2.0 is still a bigot and a racist.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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