‘You’re fired’: Fusion’s Jorge Ramos blasts Donald Trump’s anti-Mexican campaign smears
“Trump thought that he’d gain some political points with his prejudiced statements, but he was wrong,” Ramos wrote. “He has lost the Latino vote and, hence, the White House. Mr. Trump: You’re fired.”
Trump immediately attacked immigrants as he announced his entry into the 2016 Republican presidential field last week, saying, “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They are bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
The real estate mogul also vowed to make Mexico pay for the construction of a “great wall” at the border separating the country from the US. Ramos shot down Trump’s argument, saying 40 percent of undocumented immigrants enter the country by air anyway, while the number of arrests involving immigrants from Mexico has dropped to 229,999 — a 40-year low.
Ramos also expressed disbelief that Trump would attempt to alienate not only the Latino consumer market in general, which he said is worth $1.2 trillion, but Mexicans living in the US in general — including the ones who work at his various businesses.
“Those familiar with Trump’s popular TV show ‘The Apprentice’ know that he likes to send contestants on challenges, then ‘fire’ the ones who fail,” he wrote. “I’d like to propose one for him: Trump should go a single day without Mexican employees. I have no doubt that his business interests would grind to a halt and his empire would be paralyzed.”
Mexican officials quickly dismissed Trump’s comments as “prejudiced and absurd.”
In addition, Fox News Latino reported on Tuesday that the head of the Miss Mexico beauty pageant program is considering withdrawing the country from the Miss Universe pageant, which is run by Trump.
[h/t Addicting Info]