Mogul turned U.S. Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, offended many in making negative, stereotypical, dismissive and untrue statements about Mexican people. Trump stated during a speech, “When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
Trump refused to apologize for his disappointing statements and it made the offense even worse. As a result he has lost a number of sponsors. Univision is refusing to air his Miss Universe pageant on their widely watched network. The NBC network cancelled Trump's “Apprentice” television show as well. Macys department store has terminated sponsorship deals with him. The PGA golf tournament is mulling pulling their event from his Palm Beach, Florida resort.
As I stated on Twitter a week ago, Trump needs the Hispanic vote to become President of the United States. Hispanics account for 20% of the U.S. population. Three of the top electoral states - Florida, Texas and California - are also largely Hispanic. For anyone to become president in America in modern times, they need the support of the Hispanic community.
However, presidency or not, Trumps statements were unkind, false, inaccurate and hurtful. He needs to apologize. There are many hardworking, decent Hispanics all over America and the world and many of them are Mexicans. They didn’t deserve the negative statements he made. Millions of Mexicans do not have a criminal record. Mexicans are also among the hardest working people in the world.