South Florida radio show host and former CNN News Anchor Rick Sanchez, has just penned an opinion column over at Fox News Latino, which he states that because of his controversial statement about Mexican and other Latinos, Donald Trump has united Latinos across the U.S.
While I respect Mr. Sanchez, and applaud him for what he has contributed to journalism, he is wrong with his claim that Trump has united Latinos because of what he said while announcing his presidential candidacy.
Mr. Sanchez does not speak for me (a Hispanic) or all of the 54 million Latinos in the United States, nor does he speak for the millions of others living in Central and South America, including the Caribbean.
Donald Trump has single-handedly united Latinos from coast to coast-Rick Sanchez
First of all, let’s dissect Mr. Trumps very words.
When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us.
In Trump’s own words he states that Mexico is sending immigrants across the border with “lots of problems.”
I would assume that these problems Trump talks about are economic in nature, as well as health oriented problems. An ABC affiliate in Arizona reported that U.S. Border Patrol agents are seeing real cases of chicken pox, MRSA staph infections, and scabies, and other infectious diseases, including “different viruses” among illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Department of Homeland Security has even issued protective guidelines for their medics and border agents to follow.