It has been well over four months since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for presidential elections next year. The Republican candidate was initially taken as a joke and dismissed as an “entertainer,” however, he turned out to be the frontrunner for his political party.
Trump has consistently been on top of polls, though his support is starting to slip. Thousands of people attend his rallies and cheer for him. While some of his supporters openly vilify a religious minority others use force to silence anyone who criticizes Trump.
If one analyzes the situation carefully, it’s not really “entertaining” anymore. In fact, it is grave and should be dealt accordingly.
This is the message a group of Hispanic intellectuals and leaders wants to convey to all American voters via Univision.
Nearly 67 prominent have signed a declaration that states how Trump’s “hate speech” is reminiscent of “historical campaigns against other ethnic groups that led to millions of deaths.”
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Amid all his television and GOP debate antics and seemingly clever remarks about rival candidates, people have somewhat forgotten how vile and hurtful Trump’s verbal assaults on Mexican immigrants actually are.
“His hate speech appeals to lower passions like xenophobia, machismo, political intolerance and religious dogmatism,” the statement reads. “In fact, the physical aggressions against Hispanics and repeated calls to prohibit the public use of the Spanish language have already started.”
And it’s true. The media mogul’s fans are increasingly getting violent at campaign rallies and Trump doesn’t seem to care.
Just last week, Ariel Rojas, a pro-immigration Florida International University student, was grabbed by the collar by Trump’s supporters and dragged on the ground as the crowd chanted "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!" Earlier in October, a brawl broke out at a Trump event when one of his supporters spat in the face of a protester. Before that, an audience member appeared really eager to “get rid” of all Muslims from the United States.
In their bid to portray him as some sort of an entertainer, the media’s narrative on Trump has shamelessly disregarded the racism and xenophobia inherent in his presidential campaign. For instance, Saturday Night Live is all set to invite the Donald despite calls from minority groups not to do so.
Why is it so important to give airtime to a man who has – on multiple occasions – proven that he is a bigot and has no intentions to change whatsoever?
Instead of broadcasting endless nonsense by Trump, perhaps the mainstream media should be bringing people whose lives are adversely affected by his vitriol into the spotlight.