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The GOP and the Latino Vote

BY EDWARD KLEIN/ February 9, 2016

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Marc Anthony

A few days before the New Hampshire primary, I attended a concert at Madison Square Garden by the immensely popular Latin singer Marc Anthony—and I came away with a valuable political lesson.

The place was packed with nearly 18,000 Hispanic Americans, who rose to their feet with an ear-splitting roar when Anthony delivered a riff that had nothing to do with salsa.

“No matter where we come from, we’re Latinos,” Anthony declared. “We have to take care of each other. There’s only one f—ing  box to check… F— Donald Trump! Wake that motherf—er up!”

Other Latin artists, including Juan Luis Morera Luna (better known by his stage name Wisin) and Ricky Martin, have also blasted Donald Trump for his take-no-prisoners stance on Latin immigration.

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Ricky Martin

“When did this character assume he could make comments that are racist, absurd, and above all incoherent and ignorant about us Latinos?” Martin wrote in a recent op-ed piece.  (more…)