Jorge Ramos: Trump Expressing ‘Same Ideas’ with GOP But with ‘More Violence’

‘When you call 11 million people in this country ‘illegals,’ isn’t that spreading hate?’

BERMAN: “I want to ask you a little bit about his attitude and maybe the why behind what he is saying? You said he is, and I quote, ‘no question, the loudest voice of intolerance, hatred and division in the United States.’ I think some supporters of his, who probably hear that and say, listen, he is not spreading hate, people -- his supporters say he is just telling it like it is. So why are they wrong?” 
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 11 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 about half of the Latino population in this country who is 18 years or older, who was born in another country. So, the things that he considers just blunt talk, it is clearly offensive and is having an immediate political impact. 75 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.” 
BERMAN: “Trump says we wouldn't be talking about this at all. We wouldn't be talking about immigration at this stage of the election if not for him. Do you think there is any truth to that? He certainly has put this discussion right at the forefront?” 
RAMOS: “I agree with you completely. The only positive thing about what Mr. Donald Trump has been saying is that he brought immigration to the forefront of the 2016 campaign. This is something that many Latino leaders wanted to see, and it is happening. In the next election, about 60 million Latinos will go to the polls. The majority of them support immigration reform with a path to citizenship. 60 million Latinos could define the next election. The past election, President Barack Obama won by less 5 million votes. In other words, 60 million Latino votes could define the next election. And clearly, the majority of them do not agree with Mr. Donald Trump. We'll talk in a year from now. Next summer. And believe me, by then, both parties will be pleading for Latino votes. And clearly those, those who have felt offended by Mr. Donald Trump, will remember what he has said. And also, let's remember that Donald Trump is a creation of the Republican Party. The same ideas that other Republicans have espoused in the past, but only that he expresses them with more violence and in an extreme way.” 

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