The big news in both politics and business this week has been the financial repercussions felt by Donald Trump as a result of his incredibly hateful and racist comments about Hispanic immigrants who come to the United States. Trump, you may recall, said that Latino immigrants are murderers, drug dealers, and rapists.
NBC Universal, Univision, Macy’s, and Serta have all cut their business ties to Trump, who has said at various times that the idea to cancel the deals was all his.
Whatever you say, nimrod.
And now we have the Emmy-award winning actress America Ferrera taking to the Huffington Post to pen an open letter to the Donald. Ms. Ferrera begins her letter by saying:
“You’ve said some pretty offensive things about Latino immigrants recently, and I think they’re worth addressing. Because, you know, this is the United States of America, where I have a right to speak up even if I’m not a billionaire. Isn’t that awesome? While your comments are incredibly ignorant and racist, I don’t want to spend my time chastising you.”
Instead, Ferrera says Trump has done Hispanics a favor by voicing his ignorance and intolerance. What?! But wait, she knows exactly what she’s doing:
“You see, what you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined! Thank you for that. Here we are pounding the pavement to get American Latinos to the polls, while your tactic proves most effective. Remarks like yours will serve brilliantly to energize Latino voters and increase turnout on election day against you and any other candidate who runs on a platform of hateful rhetoric…. Do you know why that’s such a big deal, Donald? Because Latinos are the largest, youngest and fastest-growing constituency in the United States of America.”
And then Ms. Ferrera uses her words like a razor-sharp stiletto and takes down Trump with expert skill, cutting him right to the heart he doesn’t even possess:
“You, Mr. Trump, are living in an outdated fantasy of a bigoted America. Last week, America celebrated some amazing milestones — marriage equality, universal healthcare, removing of the confederate flag — making it clear in which direction the country is moving. That is why racist remarks that play to extremists won’t change the tide, no matter how hard you try. They will only serve to rally more Latino voters to the polls. Your negativity and your poorly thought out speech ignited a fire in our community. Thank you, Mr. Trump.”
The letter ends with this flourish of poetic brilliance:
“The truth is, Mr. Trump, that your comments mean that you fail to see that immigrants are what have made this nation. They are at the core of our ideals, and they are the foundation that keeps us afloat. No, Mr. Trump, you may not reduce us to drug dealers and rapists. We are moms and dads, sons and daughters. We are valedictorians and honor students. We are college graduates, bankers, police officers, entertainers, teachers, journalists, politicians and we are the future of America. Thank you for helping us in our work to energize the Latino vote and to usher in our shared future! Keep it up!”
I don’t know about you, but America Ferrera just became one of my favorite actresses!
h/t Addicting Info
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.