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Trump Has This Latino Supporter, But It’s Not What You Think

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Not very many of us can say this, but Dallas Rico, a Latino teacher, is actually thankful for Donald Trump. It’s not what you’re thinking, though.

Rico has been using Trump’s rhetoric as a teaching opportunity. You see, instead of having to reference a history book or a passage from the New Jim Crow to teach a lesson on racism, he’s referencing everything Trump has said about Latinos, Muslims, Asians, etc. It’s a lesson that teaches how racism is alive — just think about the millions of Trump followers — and that many of his students may, unfortunately, experience.

“It’s important to me that my students understand how the world operates beyond their neighborhood,” he said in an essay for the Huffington Post. “Though the real possibility of him being elected president frightens me, public reactions to Trump’s comments serve as a litmus test for where our country stands on race, gender and immigration.”

Rico sees this as a way to prepare his students to face the world we live in saying, “I want my students of color to recognize that one day they will have to interact with the “Trumps” of the world in college and in life. They need to become equipped to navigate that world. Discussing Trump’s antics helps facilitate this.”

While a good lesson, we’re hoping Trump stops giving him so much material.

Read more about Dallas Rico’s lesson plans here.

READ: Donald Trump Flip-Flopped On Immigration And Got Called Out For It

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Marco Rubio's Website Has A Donald Trump Obsession

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Marco Rubio’s Website Has A Donald Trump Obsession

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Let’s face it, Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign is on the ropes. The son of Cuban immigrants who was for immigration reform, until he wasn’t, needs to win his home state of Florida next week to keep his campaign alive. And how does he plan to win Florida? By transforming his website into an anti-Donald Trump page.

The first thing you see when you visit MarcoRubio.com is this full-page pledge to stop Donald Trump.

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What’s with GOP candidates demanding that their supporters pledge their allegiance to them?

But wait, there’s more! Once you enter his site, there’s a video about Trump’s lack of foreign policy experience.

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And yes, you better believe Rubio is going to keep pounding the Trump University drum for as long as possible.

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Rubio even goes after Trump for allegedly employing undocumented immigrants to build Trump Tower.

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Speaking of undocumented immigrants, did you know that Rubio’s grandfather was an undocumented immigrant and not a refugee as he had previously claimed?

And for good measure, Rubio even has a anti-Trump donate button. Is it even working?

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Our interpretation is that Rubio is going for the “I’m not Donald Trump” strategy. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be working so well. According to “FiveThirthyEight,” Trump has a 79% chance of winning Florida.

Sadly for Rubio, homeboy can’t even draw a crowd in his home turf.

Cue the sad trombone.

WATCH: It Took Jorge Ramos 10 Minutes To Prove Marco Rubio Doesn’t Understand Young Latinos

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