While the censure besieging Donald Trump in the wake of comments about Mexican illegal immigrants continues, the 2016 GOP candidate is also winning praise from some quarters.
His latest “praise” comes from a rather unexpected source — a well-known Latina actress and activist.
From ABC News:
Actress and activist America Ferrera joined the growing ranks of Donald Trump opponents today, arguing in an online missive that the real estate mogul’s recent comments about Latinos are backfiring.
“I heard what you said about the kind of people you think Latino immigrants are — people with problems, who bring drugs, crime and rape to America. While your comments are incredibly ignorant and racist, I don’t want to spend my time chastising you,” she wrote in a piece published on the Huffington Post. “Instead, I’m writing to say thank you!”
In the letter, the former “Ugly Betty” star added: “What you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined!”
Ferrera, who is of Honduran descent, noted that by associating Mexican immigrants with crime, rape and drugs, Trump’s tactic has served to, “energize Latino voters and increase turnout on Election Day against you and any candidate who runs on a platform of hateful rhetoric.”
Ferrera ends the letter by urging Trump to “Keep it up!”
Judging from Ferrera’s involvement with the Clintons, she prefers double-talk to Trump’s straight talk.
Ferrara is not officially part of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign but she has been very active with the Clinton Foundation, and specifically Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s “No Ceilings” initiative, which aims to expand opportunities for women and girls.
Fortunately for Trump, even as he’s under attack from some, his star is rising — with a new CNN/ORC poll showing support for him at 12% among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Should Donald Trump perhaps be thanking his censurers perhaps for all the extra attention? Judging from the latest poll numbers, it seems there are a growing number of Americans hungry for straight talk.