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Trump Responds To Support From White Nationalist Groups: “Everybody Likes Me”

In Boston, two Donald Trump fans brutally assault a Latino man, leaving him with a broken nose and covered in their urine. In Iowa, another Trump fan berates US citizen Jorge Ramos on camera, telling the journalist to “get out of my country.” In Alabama, another Trump fan screams “White Power!” during a rally nearly … Continue reading »

Anchored To Intolerance

Editor’s note: This column by Maribel Hastings was originally published in Spanish, which can be viewed here. The Donald Trump circus stopped Friday in Mobile, Alabama to close, with a flourish, a week of mistakes from Republican candidates seeking their party’s nomination and leaving a bad taste for the direction of political discourse in an electoral season … Continue reading »

Trump an Anchor Sinking GOP

No Courage Shown by GOP Field* A major reason why Jorge Ramos’s back and forth with Donald Trump mattered was because he stood up to the bully and didn’t back down. As Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, noted yesterday, Donald Trump doesn’t just have a hard-edged immigration stance.  He is calling for the mass … Continue reading »

“I’m A 54 yr Old Black Man. This Donald Trump Thing Has Dredged Up Memories I Thought Were Long Buried”

Earlier this week, we shared with you some of the messages of support we received for Ricardo Aca, the DREAMer who works in a restaurant at one of Donald Trump’s hotels in New York City. One of the most moving messages we received came from Jay Ware, an Illinois man who wrote to us about his … Continue reading »

“The Most Racist Presidential Platform In Recent Memory”: Twitter Reacts To Trump Booting Jorge Ramos From Press Conference

In a stunning move, Donald Trump booted the most influential journalist in the Latino world out of his press conference yesterday evening. The Post’s Janell Ross perfectly sums up the consequences this will have among Latino voters as Trump’s campaign becomes more and more vitriolic, and more and more Republican candidates for President refuse to … Continue reading »

Trump Supporter Yells “Get Out Of My Country!” At U.S. Citizen Jorge Ramos

After weeks of dangerous, anti-immigrant and anti-Latino rhetoric from Donald Trump, lately it’s felt like anyone with dark skin and an accent could be a walking target — even Emmy-winning news anchors. Following his ejection from Trump’s press conference yesterday, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos was confronted by a man identified as a Trump supporter, who, in front of cameras, … Continue reading »

Two Years Ago, RNC Chair Slammed Anti-Latino Rhetoric. Now He Says Trump Is A “Net Positive” For GOP

In March 2013, a defeated RNC — still licking it’s wounds fresh from Mitt Romney’s November 2012 loss — released a 97-page report of what exactly went horribly wrong. Throughout the autopsy report, the six authors — led by the party’s chair, Reince Priebus — called out specific group of voters the GOP had to … Continue reading »

Donald Trump Expressing “Moral Vision Once Confined To The Fevered Fringe”

New Yorker Article Captures Trump’s Popularity with White Nationalists; GOP Brand Image Tarnished to Latino and Other General Election Voters  Donald Trump has long-since moved from a sideshow that shouldn’t be taken seriously into something much more ugly and corrosive to the country, our politics, and the Republican Party’s future. In a deeply reported piece in … Continue reading »

New Polling Shows Trump Has Worst Favorability Rating Among Latinos In GOP Field

Donald Trump: “The Hispanics love me!” “The Hispanics”: Not really. The leading Republican candidate for President frequently likes to boast about his relationship with the Latino electorate, but new polling from Gallup shows that this supposed love affair is about as real as his hairline: Gallup began tracking the images of all the major announced … Continue reading »

Jorge Ramos Slams Trump For “Spreading Hate”: “This Is Not Politics For Us, This Is Personal”

When you’re gauging the mood of Latinos in the United States, you start with Jorge Ramos. The long-time Univision anchor has been called the “Latino Walter Cronkite,” and has called both Republicans and Democrats to task for failing to pass a solution to our nation’s broken immigration system at the federal level. As a former … Continue reading »