HOUSTON — Houston’s streets got a little hotter today as the Houston Latino Trump Coalition came out to support their candidate.
“He’s the only choice we have.” Julio Torres responded as he waved his Latinos For Trump sign at passing cars.
“He’s going to give us progress, he’s going to give us opportunities, he’s going to end all the race-baiting, and he’s going to end all of the poverty in our neighborhoods. He’s going to do a lot better for us than Hilary Clinton will.”
Needless to say, this did not sit well with some members of the Latino community including Ximena Magana who came to voice her opposition.
“I came because I am a dreamer.” said Magana as she waved a “Build Bridges Not Walls” sign.
“I am a woman, I am Hispanic and I’m not going to tolerate anyone who is attacking my community. And anyone who is attacking other communities here in the Houston area. We are here, we are hard working, we are dedicated and we are giving back to the community.”
As for the statement that he made about women that threatens to derail his campaign efforts, well the impact depends on who you ask.
“The video that just came out, with the way he treats women and the way he talks about women is very disheartening. As a woman myself, I think that it’s disgusting to think that someone who is running for an elected office doesn’t hold himself to any morals.”
In contrast, Trump supporter and fellow Latina, Hope Cruz does not feel so strongly.
“I have thick skin, it is what it is. We’re all guilty of getting together with a friend and saying things. And uh someone sold him out.”
LET’S JUST HOPE BOTH SIDES CAN MANAGE TO GRAB HOLD OF THEIR EMOTIONS THE CLOSER WE GET TO ELECTION DAY.