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The U.S. Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce President Has Been Hired By Trump To Serve On The Administration’s Diversity Coalition

If there’s one thing that really gets under Donald Trump’s skin, it’s being criticized.

He called out “Saturday Night Live” for being “biased” three times after their sketches imitated him and he most recently went after Meryl Streep for the acceptance speech she delivered at the Golden Globes when she threw digs at the President-Elect without mentioning his name once.

Which is why the following comes as a big surprise to many…

Prior to election day, Javier Palomarez, a prominent Latino leader, fiercely slammed Trump for his inexperience and troubling policies against immigrants — he even called Trump a payaso  — but that all ends now. Palomarez, the president and CEO of United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, has been tapped to work closely with Trump.

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In a bold and bizarre move, Trump hired Palomarez to serve as an advisor to his National Diversity Coalition. Is this some kind of “keep your friends close and your enemies closer” strategy? It’s definitely too soon to tell.

However, while we applaud Trump for diversifying some of the 4,000 government jobs he needs to fill, some are concerned to know that Palomarez who was very much against Trump will now be working for him. To this concern, Palomarez says that we must now work together.

“Our association is going to respect the process and respect the will of the people. We’re going to do everything we can to help the new administration move this country forward,” Palomarez told BuzzFeed. “I’m very enthused and encouraged by the progress thus far.”

Palomarez isn’t the only Latino serving on this board, he is, however, as BuzzFeed notes, a person who has more clout within the Latino community.

We’re extremely curious to see how the relationship between Palomarez and Trump will play out, and more importantly if this appointment will be beneficiary to the Latino community.


READ: Surprise, Surprise. Trump Has A NEW Plan To Pay For Border Wall

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Here Are The Major Protests Being Planned Across The Country To Protest Trump's Inauguration

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Here Are The Major Protests Being Planned Across The Country To Protest Trump’s Inauguration

On January 20th, Donald Trump will officially be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America. Let that sink in for a second, because that is now our reality.

If just reading that makes your heart sink and your blood boil, then you’re probably in the majority of Americans who will not sit back in silence. Millions across the nation are resisting the incoming president’s inauguration by protesting that Trump is indeed “not our president.”

While Trump and his crew will be busy with their three-day inauguration festivities (minus any A-list talent), which includes a “welcome concert” on the 19th, an inaugural parade on the 20th, and a prayer service on the 21st, many others will be fighting back. Here’s how America will shout out against the incoming president.

Jan. 20th, Los Angeles

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Organizers want everyone, especially Angelenos, to boycott everything that day, including work, school, shopping, etc. The mission for this march is to demand an “economy that works for all, a political system that is transparent and representative, an energy system that is sustainable for the long term, media which can be trusted to provide real and honest information, justice for oppressed communities, and united society.”

Jan. 20th, Washington D.C.

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#DisruptJ20 is organizing several events all month, but the one on January 20th, which includes the Workers’ Collective and the Pittsburgh Student Solidarity Coalition, will have the highest attendance. Click here for more information.

Jan. 20th, Seattle

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Kshama Sawant, a Seattle council member who’s also a socialist, is backing this protest and urging people to join her at this protest. “History demands that we immediately begin building mass peaceful resistance to Trump’s anti-worker, misogynist, anti-immigrant, and racist agenda.” Sawant said in a letter. Click here for more information.

Jan. 20th, Chicago

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According to organizers, this will be a “peaceful, non-violent demonstration showing discontent toward the rhetoric that won the president-elect the election and continues to empower similar rhetoric and skewed thinking within groups of hateful people.”

Jan. 21st, Washington D.C.

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This will probably be the most-attended march of the weekend. More than 200,000 people are expected to be in D.C. to express to the new administration and congress that women’s rights are human rights.

Jan. 21th, Los Angeles

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If you can’t make it to D.C., there are various protests happening in other cities in conjunction with the Women’s March. The L.A. gathering will also be a march in support of equality and promote civil rights for every human.

There’s also a slew of walk-outs planned for colleges across the country. From Berkeley to Philadelphia, students are organizing their own major protests against Trump. Click here for more information on student protests.


READ: This Latina Immigrant Gave This Contest “A Shot” And Now Has Tickets To Trump’s Inauguration

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