Friday, September 2, 2016

Trump's Hispanic Advisory Council members quit

At least three of Donald Trump's National Hispanic Advisory Council have resigned over his speech about immigration and his demonization of Mexican immigrants.   One, Jacob Montillio Monty, sent out this:
I gave Donald TRUMP a Plan that would improve border security, remove hardened criminal aliens and most importantly give work authority to the millions of honest, hardworking immigrants in the US. He rejected that tonight and so I must reject him. He was moving toward a resonable, pro business and compasionate immigration plan. Tonight he was not a Republican but a populist, modern day Father Coughlin who demonized immigrants.

He must want to lose.   He can do that without me.
Of course, any controversy between Trump and immigrants or their supporters just boosts his tough guy image among his angry, white men base.   But he has those votes already, and it will surely hurt him with the moderate, educated, suburban voters he needs to win over.


PS:  One advisory council member has said that as many as 15 of the 30 members of the council are planning to resign.   That's not confirmed at this point, to my knowledge.

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