Felix Sanchez — on MSNBC’s Tuesday broadcast of “The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart” — lambasted the lack of outrage following presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s derogatory comments about Mexicans.
The chairman and founder of the National Hispanic Foundation For The Arts told Frances Rivera that had Trump said something derogatory about a woman, his fellow candidates would have hammered him for it, but since he “said something derogatory to a Latino,” people ignored him. (RELATED: NBC Cuts Ties With Trump, Miss America)
SANCHEZ: You know, if Trump had said the “B-word” about a woman, you would’ve had Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina all over the issue, but when Trump calls Mexicans rapists and criminals, everyone sat on their hands. Jeb Bush should’ve come out — who has a Mexican-American family — and been outraged, but it didn’t happen.
You have Rubio and Cruz — who are Cuban — who should’ve said, “we can create an alignment with the Mexican-American community, which is two-thirds of the majority, to go out there and build our credibility.”
Hillary could’ve gone out there and gotten so much street-cred with the Latino community for doing it. I mean, Bernie Sanders was in the clouds …
Again, Frances. If he had called a woman the “B-word,” they would have been all over it. They would not have ignored it, but say something derogatory to a Latino, and they accept it.