Jorge Ramos: Trump Is "Spreading Hate"


CNN's John Berman asks Univision anchor Jorge Ramos whether Trump's rhetoric on immigration is "spreading hate" or simply, as his fans insist, telling it like it is.

JOHN BERMAN: I want to ask you a little bit about his attitude and maybe the "why" behind what he is saying. You said that he is, and I quote, "no question, the loudest voice of intolerance, hatred and division in the United States." I think of some supporters of his who probably hear that and say, "Listen--you know, he's not spreading hate, people," the supporters say, "he's just telling it like it is." So why are they wrong?

JORGE RAMOS: Not spreading hate? When you say that immigrants from Mexico are criminals and rapists, isn't that spreading hate? When you called U.S. citizens "anchor babies," is that not spreading hate? When you called eleven million people in this country illegals and no human being is illegal, isn't that spreading hate? That's precisely what is affecting the Hispanic community. Look-this is not politics for us. This is personal. When he is talking about immigrants, he is talking about me. He is talking half of the Latino population in the country who is eighteen years or older, born in another country. So, the things that he considers just blunt talk, it is clearly offensive, and it is having an immediate political impact. Seventy-five percent of Latinos--75 percent of Latinos--have a negative image of Mr. Donald Trump. So, is he going to win the White House? It is impossible for him to win the White House without the Hispanic vote. And right now, nationwide, he doesn't have it.

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