America Ferrera Thanks Donald Trump in an Open Letter

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It’s no secret that Donald Trump has been under fire for his recent comments about Mexican immigrants in the U.S. Companies like NBC, Univision, and Macy’s have all cut business ties with the current presidential candidate. Not to mention the growing list of celebrities that have removed themselves from participating in the 2015 Miss USA pageant, after hearing what Trump had to say.

But one star is, believe it or not, actually thanking the businessman for his commentary. American actress, America Ferrera, who comes from Honduran descent, published an open letter to Trump, in the Huffington Post. The actress’ words to the Miss Universe Organization owner are not only surprising, but brilliant.

“I’m writing to say thank you,” says Ferrera. “You see, what you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined! Thank you for that.”

Ferrera thoroughly explains to Mr. Trump, who she addresses as Donald in her letter, that by saying such offensive words about Mexican immigrants he has urged the “largest, youngest and fastest-growing constituency in the United States of America,” to vote in the presidential election. And considering the comments he has made about this vastly large population, it does not look like he has dug himself a path to victory in the coming election.

“The median age of the average Latino is 27 years old, compared to 42 years old for white Americans. In case you need a translation, that means there are a whole lot of Americans who are Latino and have the right to vote. And we’re not going anywhere,” the Ugly Betty actress continues.

The Los Angeles native concludes her letter addressing the comments Tump made directly, “The truth is, Mr. Trump, that your comments mean that you fail to see that immigrants are what have made this nation. They are at the core of our ideals, and they are the foundation that keeps us afloat. No, Mr. Trump, you may not reduce us to drug dealers and rapists. We are moms and dads, sons and daughters. We are valedictorians and honor students. We are college graduated, bankers, police officers, entertainers, teachers, journalists, politicians and we are the future of America. Thank you for helping us in our work to energize the Laino vote and to usher in our shared future! Keep it up!”

Ferrera, who received her degree in International Relations from USC, is an avid participant in the Latino community, working to empower Latinos in the U.S.

The award-winning actress delivers a well-thought out and inspiring letter that hopefully does urge everyone to vote in the coming elections.



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