In Emotional Video, Actress Francia Raisa Says She Was ‘Boxed In’ By Trump Supporters Rallying on the Freeway: ‘Pointing at me and laughing at a Mexican’
Actress Francia Raisa posted a video to her Instagram on Sunday where she described being “blocked in” on the highway by a motorcade of Trump supporters.
Raisa, an actress of Mexican and Honduran descent who stars in the Freefrom series “Grown-ish” and famously donated a kidney to Selena Gomez, documented her distress via Instagram.
In a video posted to her Instagram stories, Raisa was visibly upset, crying, her voice shaking while she described the experience.
“I was just on the 405 and I got stuck in that stupid Trump rally and they f—-g boxed me in and they’re pointing at me and laughing at me, saying, ‘Ha ha,'” she said as she wiped tears from her face. “And literally, I almost crashed because they wouldn’t let me out and I was trying to go around it.”
“They were all stopping and going. They boxed me in on the f—–g freeway, all I wanted to do was go around. And they were just being so violent. I could’ve crashed. It was so dangerous.”
She appeared to become more distressed as the video continued: “And I just don’t understand why that’s the country that y’all are supposedly wanting right now. Really? That’s what makes America great? That’s f—-d up. I could’ve f—–g died right now. That was so f—–g dangerous,” Raisa said. “Pointing at me and laughing at a Mexican. Oh God, that was really f—–g scary.”
The “Trump rally” that Raisa was referring to was the rally that President Trump held on Sunday in Newport Beach, California.
President Donald Trump has rarely visited California on the campaign trail, as the state is not considered a battleground state–it almost always votes blue. The rally brought hundreds of Trump supporters who were excited to catch a glimpse of a President who doesn’t come to California very often. The Los Angeles Times described the rally as “raucous” and “confrontational”.
“I’ve never seen this side of Orange County,” said a 63-year-old community organizer named Lizanne Witte to the LA Times. “Even in protests about women’s rights and detained children, the reception had been respective differences in opinion. This is just nasty.”
Many of his supporters appeared in the unofficial motorcade on the I-405 freeway that Raisia says she was stuck in. The cars were decked out in MAGA merch, American flags–one car even appeared to be a military vehicle.
Shortly after Raisa’s post, her friends took to social media to defend her.
“Francia face-timed me freaking the f— out today,” said Glee actress Amber Riley on her Instagram stories. “The little Trump rally on the 405 decided to box her in the car! A woman driving by herself. But, they saw a Mexican in a car and they decided to f— with her. I was on the phone and I saw this myself.”
Let’s hope that all political gatherings from now on are always safe, civil affairs.
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