'Border Hispanics For Trump' Leader: I Don't Think Trump Has Said Racist Things



Border Hispanics for Trump doesn't buy into the notion that President Trump is racist against the Latino community.

One complaint frequently listed by critics of President Donald Trump is that he is racist, particularly when it comes to non-white immigrants coming to the United States — after all, Trump launched his 2016 campaign by saying Mexico was not “sending their best” and calling Mexicans rapists, among other things.

But one group of Hispanics is fighting against the notion that Trump is racist as members work hard to win more people to the president’s side ahead of 2020.

CNN’s Nick Valencia recently spoke with members of Border Hispanics for Trump in El Paso, Texas, a group that believes Trump best represents their values and interests — and a group that doesn’t believe the president is racist in the least.

Ray Baca, chairman of Border Hispanics for Trump, said he hopes to convince more Latinos that their values are more in line with Republicans than Democrats and that they should not be embarrassed to support the president.

“I look at President Trump as the one who most closely represents my values,” Baca said. Asked precisely what values he means, Baca replied that Trump is “supporting things that I support.”

“Being against abortion,” he said, along with “being for limited government involvement” in the private sector and “being for border security.”

Confronted with the president’s past statements that many construed as racist, or at the very least offensive, Baca disagreed with such a judgment.

“How can you still support somebody who [critics] see as saying racist things against the Latino community?” Valencia asked.

“I disagree,” Baca said. “I really don’t think he’s said things that are racist.”

Baca also said he believes it is unfair to blame Trump or his rhetoric for the racist attack earlier this year at an El Paso Walmart, where Latinos were targeted.

“I just don’t think you can hold a president — or President Trump in particular — responsible for the actions of a single madman,” Baca said.

Valencia noted that Trump’s support among Latinos in Texas has remained fairly steady at 30 percent.

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Comments (5)
No. 1-5

Having conservative values doesn't mean you can force those values down the throats of people who don't have those values. Don't want an abortion? Don't have one. Don't think the "president" is racist? You have a right to your opinion, just as the people who do think he's racist have. There always has to be compromise in a free country like this one. If there is no compromise, then we have lost our democracy and our freedoms.


It looks like the Stockholm syndrome.

freedom fighter
freedom fighter

My only explanation for Ray Baca is that Trump is both a bully and conman and has succeed in using these tactics on him. Some day his words will come back to haunt him. I hope Trump doesn't remain in office long enough to make that happen.

Vinnie bertinerni
Vinnie bertinerni

I'm thinking of those sell out Indian scouts. Mr. BACA is a very sick man.


I feel sorry Earhart stupid blonde Big money. Oh she makes couple million year and people restaurant tip don’t make big money what a idiot. Knock on her head it’s hollow!

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