What even is this kid?
We know that Latino Donald Trump supporters exist. The latest NBC News poll tells us that if the election were held today, about 22 percent of Latinos would vote for Trump. That’s nearly one in four Latinos. We’ve even written about them when they pop up. What we’ve never understood is why they exist. We were hoping this video profile would help us find an answer.
Freddy Cuellar is an 18-year-old Latino teen who goes door to door trying to convince the residents of Richmond, Calif., to vote for Donald Trump. The reason he supports the GOP candidate? Immigration, even though his own parents are immigrants from El Salvador. Freddy must still not grasp the concept of irony.
It’s kind of hard to take the teenager seriously. Maybe it’s because he’s the embodiment of goofy naïveté. Maybe it’s the “Seinfeld”-esque background music that seems to undermine any credibility this kid might have. Maybe it’s the lack of any actual substantive arguments for why people should vote for Trump. It’s probably all of the above.
The biggest takeaway from this video though is the realization that you don’t feel angry at Freddy for being a Trump supporter. It just makes us feel sad, for Freddy and those like him.
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