The Trump stands alone. Insensitive and prejudiced remarks during the address for his presidential bid have cost Donald Trump more than he knows.
Trump explained what he believed to be an immigration problem and suggested a solution. He said:
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with (them). They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
His proposed solution was to have Mexico pay to build a giant wall along the border between the two countries. He has to be kidding, right? Well there are lots of people not laughing.
Roselyn Sanchez is a Puerto Rican actress who is good friends and coworkers with Eva Longoria. Sanchez was invited to host Donald Trump’s Miss USA 2015 contest but after the publically made comments, she decided she can no longer participate. Her statement said:
“I was very excited and proud to have been invited to participate in Miss USA, but as a Latina, that is now inconceivable. (…) Although I am not Mexican, I am Puerto Rican and a proud Latina, and his comments were an insult to our culture. I won’t sponsor anything produced by Donald Trump.”
It wasn’t only Sanchez’s support that Donald lost. J. Balvin is a Columbian singer who was also set to host Miss USA for the July 12 competition. As a result of the comments he also bowed out of participating.
Perhaps the biggest move, though, was when Univision stood in solidarity and announced that they are breaking all associations with the Trump franchise and will no longer broadcast Miss USA. Their statement read:
“Today, the entertainment division of Univision Communications Inc. announced that it is ending the company’s business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump, based on his recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants.”
Good for them! Unfortunately for Donald, money doesn’t trump integrity.
Maybe in the past, ignorant and bigoted comments would just be brushed under the rug. I am proud to be living in a time where those comments no longer fly under the radar and those who speak them can be properly educated.