In analysis titled, “Can Trump Convince Suburban Voters He’s Not a Racist?” the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent captures the motivations behind Donald Trump’s supposed immigration “pivot,” recognizing that it’s a rhetorical sales job designed to shore up support from wavering white voters rather than an actual policy shift. Sargent writes: “The Washington Post politics team has... Continue »
A former Miss Universe is a brand new US citizen — just in time to vote against former Miss Universe owner Donald Trump. Alicia Machado, a Venezuelan actress and model who won the crown in 1996, bravely spoke out last May about the verbal and emotional abuse she faced from... Continue »
Latinx leaders and voices have a strong message for Donald Trump’s cynical, rhetorical shift on immigration and Latinxs: Too little, too late. In an NBC Latino op-ed, Northern Arizona University Professor Stephen A. Nuño said Trump’s taco-bowl-less meeting last weekend with a small group of Latinx Republicans glared over “the... Continue »
Goal is to Appeal to Suburban Voters While Maintaining Support from Nativists The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, assessing the significance of Donald Trump’s latest immigration comments, delivered last night on “The O’Reilly Factor”: “There is much talk about how Trump and his... Continue »
Republican strategist Ana Navarro called out RNC Director of Hispanic Communications and Donald Trump supporter Helen Aguirre Ferré for her blatant hypocrisy during a must-watch CNN interview yesterday. After a over a year of rhetoric, we all know Donald Trump is not pivoting from his base — violence, bigotry,... Continue »
A disturbing profile from the AP confirms why Donald Trump’s extremist views are not changing: Bigotry, racism, violence and intolerance are defining features of Donald Trump’s campaign, inside and out. The AP examined the social media postings of some 50 current and former Trump campaign staffers, finding that several expressed... Continue »
As the Trump campaign kicks off “immigration week” and amid conflicting stories about Donald Trump’s stance on immigration, legal experts and civil rights and immigration reform advocates discussed the implications for the Republican Party of both a Breitbart-speared campaign and the Trump-led rise of the white nationalist movement. For a recording of today’s... Continue »
Donald Trump’s immigration plan is crystal clear. If elected, he will create a deportation force that will remove 11 million undocumented immigrants and their families in 18 months, ban Muslim immigrants from entering the United States, build a wall along the entire Mexico border, and make Mexico pay for... Continue »
The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the conflicting stories about Donald Trump and immigration after the candidate’s meeting with Hispanic supporters on Saturday. “Despite new reports from Trump that he is not, in fact, pivoting on immigration, it really doesn’t matter if he tries.... Continue »
Maya Angelou: “When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time” This morning, Trump released his first general election ad, relying heavily on the nativist rhetoric that has been so central to his campaign: “Syrian refugees flood in. Illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay,... Continue »