It seems that Mexican actor and director Diego Luna understands what the real issue is regarding Donald Trump’s outlook on Latinos, particularly Mexicans, who live illegally in the country.
“Sadly there are a lot of ignorant people that have access to a microphone,” said Luna, talking about the comments Trump made about Mexican immigrants being mostly rapists and murderers, “What is scary…is the following he has… what worries me and is very sad is the amount of people that actually agree with him, that’s quite scary.”
While promoting his new show Casanova, scheduled to debut today on Amazon, Luna gave a very insightful outlook on Trump’s comments and the aftermath they have caused that many aren’t truly focusing on.
Since making those comments earlier this summer, Trump has lost business ventures which can be described as con since his ties with the likes of NBC, Univision, and Macy’s—to just name a few—are now seemingly cut.
However, Trump has also surprisingly gained a great deal of support and leeway where he probably does not truly care about losing any of the above: potential voters for the 2016 Presidential Elections.
Back in June 2015, Trump announced his intention to run in the 2016 Presidential Election as the Republican candidate. During his announcement he proclaimed that he’ll “make our country great again,” however, since his announcement he has done the opposite.
Since his comments, Trump has received a substantial amount of support and is currently viewed by political analysts to be leading as the Republican candidate beating out once popular candidates Jeb Bush & Marco Rubio.
Trump’s continued rise to possibly becoming the Republican-nominated candidate gained leverage when last night during the first GOP debate the billionaire tycoon was unrivaled during the entire debate.
It’s the continued acceptance, support, and shocking achievement Trump is gaining thus far in the campaign to become our 45th President that Luna’s perspective on the Trump comment fiasco should be taken into light.
Yes, what Trump said is horrible and offensive but what’s more offensive is the sheer support he’s gained while also losing some.
But Luna also presented an optimistic outlook in the issue exposed above.
“I think the reaction after those comments was very exciting,” Luna added, “To see so many people having something to say, that gives me hope,”
Trump’s comments did become a positive boost of sorts considering it motivated the Latino community to become more politically and socially active in combatting such outlooks presented by the billionaire presidential hopeful.
Apart from celebrities like America Ferrera & George Lopez who have responded to Trump’s comments, it was the stir of the Latino community and the power of a threatening boycott in what has been called the Dump Trump campaign that motivated Trump’s former business ties to be severed.
“I remember when we shot the film about Cesar Chavez,” Luna said, commenting on the movement stirred by the Latino community, “The big thing I kept thinking of was the strength of boycott—the Farm Worker Movement showed us in the 70s. I think that’s the only and most powerful strategy. As consumers we are making choices and we allow things to exist and we celebrate the existence of things. And we can also boycott those things we don’t want to be part of.”
So while the support he has garnered is irksome, the continued civil disapproval of the Latino community against Trump makes things slightly more hopeful he will not become our next president.
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