To Latinos In Media, Trump’s Nomination Speech Sounded “Disgusting” And “Apocalyptic”

To Latinos In Media, Trump’s Nomination Speech Sounded “Disgusting” And “Apocalyptic”

››› ››› CRISTINA LóPEZ G.

Latinos in the media denounced the speech Donald Trump delivered when he officially accepted the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, condemning the candidate’s hateful and anti-immigrant rhetoric, referring to the speech as “disgusting,” noting it contained “fearmongering” and “divisiveness,” and criticizing him for linking immigration and terrorism.

Donald Trump Accepts Republican Nomination With Anti-Immigrant Speech

NBCNews.com: Donald Trump’s Speech Linked “Immigrants To Crime.” NBC News reported that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accepted his party’s nomination by “slamming immigrants and linking them to crime,” noting it was the same tone he used when launching his campaign. From the July 21 NBCNews.com report:

Donald Trump accepted the GOP's nomination Thursday in the same way he launched his campaign: slamming immigrants and linking them to crime.

Trump didn't budge from his combative stance on immigration as he wrapped up the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

He officially accepted the party's nomination for president by telling a pumped-up crowd that the nation's security is under threat from immigrants and illegal immigration.

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Trump's remarks were met with chants of "Build a Wall," which has become one of the slogans of his campaign.

Trump reminded the crowd that on Monday night they heard from three people whose loved ones were murdered by immigrants not legally in the country.

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Trump's speech topped a week of convention speakers linking immigrants in the country illegally to crime. [NBCNews.com, 7/21/16]

Latinos In Media Called Trump’s Speech “Disgusting” And “Apocalyptic”

CNN Contributor Ana Navarro: Trump’s “Disgusting Speech” Did “Nothing But Bring Out The Darkness In America.” During CNN’s convention coverage, Republican strategist and CNN commentator Ana Navarro referred to Trump’s nomination acceptance speech as “disgusting” and “terrifying to people,” adding that it contained “fearmongering” and “divisiveness.” From CNN’s July 22 convention coverage:

ANA NAVARRO:  There is absolutely something wrong, and we are in a crisis, we are in a divided crisis right now. But if you think anything that man said tonight is going to solve this crisis, you heard a different speech. Go listen to the speech. Go listen to the words of the trauma surgeon in Dallas, the guy who was there when those five dead policemen died. Go listen to the words of the chief of police of Dallas. That’s the kind of thing that will get us past the crisis, not this fearmongering, not this divisiveness, not this disgusting speech that we heard tonight, that does nothing but bring out the darkness in America. It is terrifying to people. [CNN, America’s Choice 2016: Republican National Convention, 7/22/16]

La Opinión’s Pilar Marrero: “What A Disgusting Speech, Full Of Fear Mongering And Division. The Worse I’ve Seen In My Years Living In This Country:”

 [Twitter, 7/21/16]

Futuro Media Group's Julio Ricardo Varela: “The Terrorism And Immigration Topics Are Being Discussed Together As If It Were One Topic.”

[Twitter, 7/21/16]

Eduardo Suárez, On Univision.com: “It Was An Apocalyptic Speech.” Eduardo Suarez, a reporter for Univision and Ahora Semanal, referred to the speech as “apocalyptic” and said that Trump blamed “the wrong culprits” -- including undocumented immigrants -- for a “very negative vision of American society.”  Suárez criticized Trump for linking n undocumented immigrants “directly to crime” by using inaccurate statistics and for describing them “as murderers, rapists and people who can’t be trusted.” Translated from Univision.com’s July 22 article: 

It was an apocalyptic speech, in which Donald Trump presented a very negative vision of American society before he blamed the wrong culprits: trade agreements, undocumented immigrants, or countries like China or Japan.

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And among those to blame for the situation are undocumented immigrants, who he linked directly to crime, implying that they are directly responsible for tens of thousands of crimes, citing an inaccurate number.

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Those who believed Trump would use the convention to soften his rhetoric in order to attract the Hispanic vote were wrong. Trump held on to his most aggressive message to talk about immigration. He said again that he will build a wall at the border, he decried sanctuary cities and he presented undocumented immigrants as murderers, rapists and people who can’t be trusted. [Univision.com, 7/22/16]

Univision Correspondent Lourdes Del Río: “Trump Didn’t Change The Rhetoric In His Speech. The Undocumented Took The Worst Shots.” Translated from Del Río’s Twitter account:

 [Twitter, 7/21/16]

Univision’s Enrique Acevedo: Trump’s Strategy Is “Clearly” To Feed “Rancor.” In a series of tweets reacting to Trump’s nomination acceptance speech, Univision’s Enrique Acevedo, who anchors the late night edition of the network’s daily news show, reflected on how hard it was to separate “the journalist from the Mexican immigrant” while hearing Trump’s “dangerous narrative.” Translated from Acevedo’s Twitter account:

“Tonight it’s hard to separate the journalist from the Mexican immigrant. It’s hard to hear “build that wall” with a cool head.”#RNCinCLE

 [Twitter, 7/21/16]

 [Twitter, 7/21/16]

“Trump offers his diagnosis, points to the culprits, but doesn’t propose solutions. Clearly the strategy is to feed rancor.”

 [Twitter, 7/21/16]

Univision’s Jorge Ramos: “I’ve Never Heard So Much Hatred In 1 Convention.”

[Twitter, 7/22/16]

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