The latest celebrity to weigh in on presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent remarks about illegal immigrants did so via an open letter published Thursday by the Huffington Post. America Ferrara, known for her leading role in the ABC series Ugly Betty, took a different approach with her criticism than fellow Latina actress Eva Longoria.
As Western Journalism reported, Longoria suggested that both Trump and Adolf Hitler relied on “just words” to spread a dangerous ideology. From her headline, one might assume Ferrara’s take is completely contrary to Longoria’s.
Her letter bears the title “Thank You, Donald Trump!” and goes on to describe how she believes Trump’s rhetoric will compel even more Hispanic voters to make their way to the polls next November.
“Here we are pounding the pavement to get American Latinos to the polls,” she wrote, “while your tactic proves the most effective.”
Ferrara cited Trump and other candidates she claims campaign “on a platform of hateful rhetoric,” explaining they are alienating a growing voting bloc at their own peril.
“This is the America we are actually living in,” she continued. “I hope by now you understand that without the Latino vote, there is no chance of you ever winning this election.”
While she claimed Trump is “living in an outdated fantasy of a bigoted America,” many obviously still embrace the ideals he expressed. One Huffington Post reader, for example, took exception to another comment complaining of the “GOP hate parade” to which Trump ostensibly belongs.
“I didnt [sic] know being against illegal immigrants who dont [sic] belong here so that america [sic] could be stronger was a ‘hate parade,’” he wrote. “But of course your idea of just paying for everyone who can hop, skip, jump, or swim across the border is also good.”
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