That’s the opinion of former Housing and Urban Development Director Henry Cisneros, who was a keynote speaker at the Radio Ink Hispanic Conference in Miami, Tuesday. Cisneros asked Hispanic Broadcasters to use their voice in the community to make sure their audience understands how President Trump is singling them out.
Cisneros then reeled off a long list of examples (he called them facts) of how he believes the President is targeting Latinos, including calling immigrants rapists and murderers, the lack of Latino judicial appointments, his constant call for a wall on the border, and his attack on DACA.
Cisneros also believes the question of whether people should be asked if they are documented or not should not be on the 2020 census. He criticized Trump’s response in Puerto Rico as well as what he called the separation of families on the border.
“I’m here to say to you today this stuff is wrong. It hurts. Given that you command media messaging, it’s incumbent upon you to understand this. I don’t think the black community would stand by and let this happen to them.”
Cisneros said the Latino population is the fastest-growing minority in the country. At 60 million people today, that population is expected to grow to 100 million by 2040. He also said the workforce of America is increasingly Hispanic and he told the packed room at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, “you are riding the rocket ship of this country.”
He received a standing ovation.