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Noel Torres Accuses Donald Trump of Being Envious of Carlos Slim After Presidential Hopeful's Comments About Mexicans

First Posted: Jun 19, 2015 11:14 AM EDT
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Donald Trump is in hot water with Latinos for his comments about the Mexican community during his presidential bid announcement on Tuesday.

Some Latin music stars have spoken out about Trump's comments.

When Trump announced he would be running for the 2016 presidential election, many weren't all that surprised since he had teased the public with this idea several times before, USA Today reported. People, including several Latino celebrities, had much to say about Trump. Not simply because Trump is trying to become the leader and face of the United States, but because of his negative ideas of concepts like immigration. 

"When Mexico sends its people they're not sending the best," said Trump. "They're not sending you, they're sending people that have lots of problems and they're bringing those problems. They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime. They're rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they're telling us what we're getting."

According to La Opinión, the comments understandably angered many, including Mexican singer Noel Torres.

"He generalized and about Mexicans especially," said Torrres. "I don't know if a Mexican out there did something to him because he is angry. Perhaps he is envious of Carlos Slim because he has more money. The majority of immigrants from Latin America, not just Mexicans, come here to work. This is a country of immigrants and you cannot go against Mexicans or Latinos because we are the majority. It's a bad way to start the campaign."

Fellow Mexican and regional music artist Regulo Caro also had something to say about Trump's remarks.

"We are all very upset." he stated. "It was a very out of touch comment. We wish him luck with his campaign because he will not have the Latin vote. I don't think things will go well for him."

Caro is likely right. Other Latino artist, such as Colombian Juan Fonseca, made sure to show support for all Latinos and to disregard Trump's comments.

"When someone says something so absurd, so senseless, as the saying goes: 'A foolish words, deaf ears,'" said Fonseca. "And until then, 'ciao.'"

Latinos in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, are the nation's largest ethnic group as of July 2013. There are 54 million people who identify as Latino in the United States.

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