President Donald Trump pretended to like Hispanic people on Monday during a ceremony marking Hispanic Heritage Month and the Internet called him out for being a racist hypocrite.
In yet another effort to pander for votes ahead of the midterm election in November, Trump dared to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and posted about it on Twitter.
Today, as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we share our gratitude for all the ways Hispanic-Americans make our country flourish and prosper. Today, and every day, we honor, cherish, and celebrate Hispanic-American Workers, Families, Students, Businesses, and Leaders… pic.twitter.com/2AxlbluB2S
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 18, 2018
At least Trump didn’t trot out a taco bowl as he did on Cinco de Mayo in 2016, but Twitter users ripped him a new one anyway because his claim to like Hispanic people contradicts his policies, which include ripping kids from their immigrant parents at the border and placing them in internment camps, attacking DACA, calling Mexicans rapists, and his poor response to Hurricane Maria that resulted in the deaths of 3,000 Americans on the island.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best.”
“They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
The FUCKING gall, you FUCKING racist hypocrite.
— hairofthedog (@markdonna2012) September 18, 2018
Your actions with DACA, immigrants, Puerto Rico, and that stupid wall contradict your lip service for midterm votes.
— yepitsmeagain 🇺🇸❄ (@judetalon) September 18, 2018
Day # 604 of the hostage situation. Evil Captor, who has utterly and completely screwed over Puerto Rico, pretends to give AF about Hispanic heritage month, without even a taco salad photo op! @jamesalandarby
— Magnificent Bitch ™ (@MagsBitchs) September 18, 2018
He loves them so much, he tried to take their kids.
— Wile E. Liberal (@WileELiberal) September 18, 2018
45 is one big joke. What about the approx 3,000 residents of Puerto Rico that died on YOUR watch? Or the over 12,000 migrant children separated from their parents & being held in cages on YOUR watch? How’s getting Mex to pay for your stupid wall going?
— Julie (@jmmbmc2018) September 18, 2018
Oh, you mean the people you called rapists and murderers? The U.S. citizens you left to fend for themselves because they’re brown? The families you separated?
— MB (@Muh_Berry) September 18, 2018
You do not care about the children separated from parents, the thousands in detention caps, the thousands of Puerto Rican Americans who died after Hurricane Maria. The only hispanics you care about are those you obtain Visas for so that they can work low-wage jobs at your hotels.
— Michele Lightfield (@why_two_wit) September 18, 2018
If Trump truly wants to honor Hispanics and prove that he likes them, he would push policies reflecting that instead of policies that make it clear he really doesn’t care about them.
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