LISTEN: Latino Community Responds to Donald Trump’s Firing

Donald Trump Presidential Announcement

Steve Burns
WMAL.com

WASHINGTON (WMAL) — Donald Trump’s firing from NBC is having a ripple effect not only on television, but in the Latino community.

“Seeing that people can come together and have their voice heard to such a giant corporation like NBC is kind of amazing and I’m very excited to see that,” said American University Journalism professor Carolyn Brown, the daughter of a Latino immigrant.

“In some ways, I wasn’t surprised,” Brown said regarding Trump’s original statement on Mexicans. “It’s been said over and over about immigrants.”

During his campaign announcement, Trump said Mexicans bring “drugs, crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”

Brown said going after immigrants to gain attention is “low-hanging fruit.”

“I think more than anything, what (the firing) represents is the increasingly larger voice Latinos in this country have,” she said. “I was a little bit shocked, but also impressed that that’s where we are in 2015, that this is a group of people that has this voice and this kind of power.”

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