NYT urges Lati­nos to de­feat Trump

The Myanmar Times - - World -

THE New York Times has urged Lati­nos to get out and vote, call­ing it a way to help de­feat Don­ald Trump and as­sert their role in US so­ci­ety.

In an ed­i­to­rial, the in­flu­en­tial pa­per noted that Mr Trump has pledged to build a wall on the bor­der with Mex­ico to keep out mi­grants and in­sulted Mex­i­cans through­out the cam­paign against Demo­crat nom­i­nee Hil­lary Clin­ton.

Ms Clin­ton, it added, has solid plans to ad­dress is­sues that mat­ter to Lati­nos, such as the econ­omy, ed­u­ca­tion and ac­cess to health­care, and has pledged to make im­mi­gra­tion a re­form a pri­or­ity.

“In ad­di­tion to de­feat­ing a bully, Lati­nos have plenty of rea­sons to en­thu­si­as­ti­cally sup­port Mr Trump’s main ri­val,” said the ed­i­to­rial, also pub­lished in Span­ish.

Strong Latino turnout on Novem­ber 8 could help Ms Clin­ton win in key bat­tle­ground states and change how US po­lit­i­cal par­ties per­ceive His­panic vot­ers and how they deal with them in the fu­ture, the pa­per said.

“Amer­ica’s 56 mil­lion Lati­nos – one-third of whom are un­der 18 – are help­ing to shape Amer­ica’s fu­ture in class­rooms, work­places and neigh­bour­hoods. It is only a mat­ter of time be­fore their mark on the na­tion’s pol­i­tics matches their con­tri­bu­tions in other spheres,” the pa­per said. –

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