In a recent editorial, Hispanic entertainer Ricky Martin took aim at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for the businessman’s strong approach to illegal immigration.
— ExLiberal (@exlibinsf) August 27, 2015
Martin began by suggesting Trump’s White House bid makes his “blood boil.” He went on to describe the candidate’s rhetoric as “absurd, incoherent, and ignorant,” further condemning what he thinks is tantamount to “xenophobic speech.” The article specifically mentioned an encounter earlier this week between Trump and Univision reporter Jorge Ramos. After Ramos insisted on asking a question without having been recognized, Trump’s security team escorted the Hispanic journalist from the press conference. He was later re-admitted and allowed to ask his question. In a subsequent interview, CNN’s Chris Cuomo told Ramos that he “jumped the cue,” noting that at most press conferences, “when you’re not called on to ask a question, the other reporters yell at you.” Nevertheless, Martin concluded that Trump was the villain in this showdown, alleging that the candidate “verbally assaulted and removed Jorge from the event without any apparent reason.” Several comments by Fusion readers supported Martin’s assessment, with one man vilifying the ostensibly large number of racist Republicans who “really do believe in Trump’s message of white supremacy.” Of course, social media users – including many of the Latinos Martin urged to disregard Trump – largely disagreed.
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