Ricky Martin Has Launched Another Public Attack On Reality Tv Star-turned U.s. Presidential Hopeful Donald Trump After The Property Tycoon Kicked A Univision News Reporter Out Of A Press Conference On Tuesday (25aug15) For Refusing To Sit Down After Grilling The Politician About His Immigration Reform Plans.
Martin blasted Trump on Twitter in June (15) after the businessmen suggested many Mexican immigrants to the U.S. were "rapists" who brought crime and drugs to America as he launched his bid for the White House, and the Livin' La Vida Loca star was on the attack again on Wednesday (26Aug15).
The singer was angered by footage of respected journalist Jorge Ramos being escorted from a campaign press event in Iowa by Trump's bodyguard after refusing to sit down and shut up after asking the politician to explain elements of his controversial plans to keep Mexicans out of America.
Martin wrote, "The fact that an individual like Donald Trump, a candidate for the presidency of the United States for the Republican party, has the audacity to continue to gratuitously harass the Latin community makes my blood boil. When did this character assume he could make comments that are racist, absurd, and above all incoherent and ignorant about us Latinos?
"From the beginning his intention was transparent: basically tell barbarities and lies to remain relevant in the public opinion, for votes or simply to stay on the media’s radar.
"Yesterday’s episode against journalist Jorge Ramos, one of the most beloved and respected Latinos in world media, has gotten to the point of enough is enough.
"Jorge Ramos was doing HIS JOB as a journalist at a press conference in which he appeared freely and democratically, representing one of the most important Latin television networks in the world and with the same right to freely exercise his profession as all other journalists. But this new character in American politics verbally attacks him and ejects him from the press conference.
"This action from Trump doesn’t surprise me, what does surprise me is that as Hispanics we continue to accept the aggressions and accusations of people like him who attack our dignity. Enough is enough... We cannot allow this behavior. We have to defeat the power that Trump pretends to have over Latinos, anchored in low rhetoric and xenophobic speech, which his campaign team is convinced works for him."
Ironically, despite his controversial statements, Trump is a clear favourite to win the Republican party's vote as a presidential candidate.