Raul Rodriguez Jr. Apple Valley, California
We think we know the archetypal Trump voter. He is white, male, blue-collar, frustrated and angry. But is that really the case? Are these the only people that will be voting for the Republican candidate? Trump has defied all predictions and surprised media and commenters more than once. Now it is time to meet some of his most unexpected supporters, the Latinos for Trump. Although his virulent anti-immigration stance, his promise of building a wall along the Southern border (and getting Mexico to pay for it), and his outright racist comments about Latinos make “The Donald” a very improbable champion of the Hispanic community, that is only part of the picture. A quick tour of Facebook pages, forums and blogs reveals a more complex reality.
Riverboom’s Edoardo Delille and Giulia Piermartiri hit the road this summer in the Southern states to meet the Latinos pledging their vote to the most unexpected Republican candidate in the last century.
Ladies and gentlemen, Los Trumpistas!
Morgan Cisneros Graham. Brownsville, Texas
Angelo Gomez. Las Vegas, Nevada
Laura Diaz. San Antonio, Texas
Ileana Cataldo. Pasadena, California
Marissa Desilets. Beverly Hills, California
Jimena Rivera. Laredo, Texas