In a surprising twist of events, it looks like the Hispanic conservative community has decided to forgive Donald Trump for his remarks towards Hispanics, and now they plan to endorse the Republican nominee.
Alfonso Aguilar, head of the Latino Partnership, is the lead author of the letter released on Monday. This letter comes after the Hispanic community has criticized Trump for his remarks towards Mexican immigrants, his border wall idea and his comments towards Judge Curiel.
“We are not enamored with Donald Trump’s bombastic rhetoric and personality. But at least we know that Trump won’t divide the country and fuel the flames of racial confrontation by accusing the police and the entire criminal justice system of being racist,” said the leaders.
The letter further explains how they believe Trump will be a much better leader than Clinton.
“We all know that Trump can better address the terrorist threat we face because, contrary to Clinton, he is willing to acknowledge and address its root cause: radical Islamic fundamentalism,” wrote the leaders. “And we also know that Trump will reverse the current over-regulation and excessive taxation of business which stifles economic growth and prevents the creation of well paid jobs.”
Aguilar, himself has been quite critical of Trump’s remarks towards Mexican immigrants and his aggressive stance on immigration, but he believes that Hillary Clinton is a much worse option. “We felt that as offensive as Trump had been, Hillary would be much worse,” said Aguilar.
He also believes that Clinton has a habit to “pander disgustingly.” The most recent example he used was how she has promised to introduce a comprehensive immigration reform bill during the first 100 days of her presidency. “That’s exactly what Obama promised and didn’t deliver,” said Aguilar. “Making the same type of promise– it’s an insult to our intelligence.”
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SOURCE: Town Hall, Connor Hoffman