Univision anchor Jorge Ramos is at it again, telling foreign media what he really thinks of his primary audience in the United States. As usual, his ire is directed at Hispanics who dare stray from orthodoxy and, for varying reasons, either stay away from Democrats or outright support Donald Trump.
In an interview with BBC Mundo, Ramos resorted to his usual racial grievance and identity politics, but this question and answer stuck out like a sore thumb:
BBC MUNDO JOURNALIST: Speaking of seduction, Donald Trump has seduced close to 30% of the Latino community. How do you explain that?
JORGE RAMOS: It’s not a monolithic community, we don’t all think the same.
In spite of Donald Trump’s racist and sexist attacks, there are voters for whom other issues are more important- the economy, for example. Unemployment levels have certainly decreased under Donald Trump.
There are other issues such as Cuba and Venezuela which, to some voters, are more important than the racist attacks.
This certainly isn’t a new phenomenon. In fact, it’s become a ritual.