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Jorge Ramos Finally Forced The RNC Hispanic Outreach Director To Talk About Donald Trump

She went from Trump hater to Trump supporter, just like that.

Jorge Ramos sat down with the Republican National Committee’s Director of Hispanic Outreach, Helen Aguirre Ferre. Since taking her position as the head of Latino outreach, Aguirre Ferre has spent several interviews walking back negative comments she’s made about Donald Trump. Unsurprisingly, that is exactly what she did in her recent interview with Ramos. During the interview, Ramos shows footage from a previous interview Aguirre Ferre gave to “Al Punto” where she went in on Trump. Not only did she say he is “uncomfortable with a strong, independent woman,” she even claimed that he was doing more damage than good for the party.

“For me, Donald Trump does not represent the Republican Party. Donald Trump wasn’t Republican until very recently. He’s been a Democrat all his life,” Aguirre Ferre previously said.

When pressed by Ramos to tell him whether or not she still agrees with that statement, she did what every other Republican has done. She attacked Hillary Clinton. She also proved that her words are malleable by praising Donald Trump on his value and respect of women because he let his daughter run the company while he campaigns. Such a different tone towards Trump in such a short amount of time.

“Jorge, like I have repeated to you, what we have seen from Trump on the level of his business, how he acts, how he behaves with women in his business,” Aguirre Ferre told Ramos. “You can see that he has highlighted the female role, and, importantly, in his business he has lifted up the role of the women in an extraordinary way to the executive level.”

When asked if she has met Donald Trump in person since being hired by the RNC she responded, “I haven’t met Donald Trump in person.”


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Open Letter From The League Of Pochos, Gringazos, Y Niños Americanizados

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Open Letter From The League Of Pochos, Gringazos, Y Niños Americanizados

Growing up Latino/a in the U.S. can be… complicated. Our collective identity tends to confuse a lot of people, both here in the U.S. and in our families’ many countries of origin. Because of that, it’s about time we offered a little insight into what it’s like being us:

Dear everyone,

We have some points that need to be addressed!

First, for our fellow U.S. Americans:

Hi. We’re here.

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Some of us, the first- and second-generation kids, are a little newer. And some of us have been here, our great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandparents having lived on this very same little piece of the world we stand in now.

We can’t “go back to” anywhere. This is home. Forget keeping up with the Joneses. Now you better keep up with the Garcías.

We don’t exist on the margins of American culture, offering a few holidays here and there. We are America. We are mainstream. This culture is our culture. We made it, we built this. (You’re welcome.) And we share in it, participate in it, and consume it every day.

We’re not a category. We’re it.

And, for those across Latin America:

We’re proud of our roots. It connects us to the generations that came before us, the traditions and customs that help form our worldview today. We have the space and distance of fighting for our roots and questioning the values that no longer resonate.

So call us pochos. Tell us we’re “gringafied,” or too americanizados.

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We’ll wear it with pride, because living in at least two worlds at any given moment is hard, but we manage it with grace and humor and dignity.

Between “English ONLY” and “ah, ah, en español, we continually find ways to express ourselves and speak our minds.

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Sometimes, sure, it gets tough. Sometimes, true, we might fall into the trap of feeling like we don’t fully belong in either place. Sometimes it feels like a constant, unwinnable battle, trying to be everything to everyone.

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And, finally, to one another:

We’ve got this. Keep going.

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Sincerely,

The League Of Pochos, Gringazos, Y Niños Americanizados


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