America Ferrera Thanks Donald Trump In The Most Badass, Political, Straight Up Amazing Open Letter Ever
I didn't think it was possible, but America Ferrera just became an even bigger badass. What can't this woman do? On Friday, the Huffington Post shared an open letter America Ferrera wrote Donald Trump regarding his remarks about Latino immigrants in the United States. However, rather than reprimand him for his "incredibly ignorant and racist" remarks, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants actress decided to thank him.
As she writes in her letter, she's not looking to "chastise" the 2016 presidential candidate, but wants to thank him for sending even more Latino voters to the polls than ever before — something that she has been trying to do herself for some time now. Funnily enough, and as Ferrera points out in her letter, his "tactic" actually backfired on him, because now even more Latino voters will show up on election day — and probably won't vote for him. Ferrera, who is an activist and political influence, said,
This is the America we are actually living in. I hope by now you understand that without the Latino vote, there is no chance of you ever winning this election. If you don't believe me, you could ask President Bush or you could even ask President Obama.
Ferrera wants Trump to realize he is "living an outdated fantasy of bigoted America," and no matter what he says about immigrants, it doesn't matter, because he just lit a fire in the Latino community pushing them to use their voices and change the world for the better.
For years now, Ferrera has been active in the political world and the Latino community, so her passionate words shouldn't come as a surprise. It's hard not to admire someone who is so inspiring and such an influence. Ferrera isn't the only one who feels this way about Trump, which has been proven on Twitter. Here are a few celebrities praising the 31-year-old:
And with that, here is what is probably the most "oh snap" moment of Ferrera's letter, she wrote:
The truth is, Mr. Trump, that your comments mean that you fail to see that immigrants are what have made this nation. They are at the core of our ideals, and they are the foundation that keeps us afloat. No, Mr. Trump, you may not reduce us to drug dealers and rapists. We are moms and dads, sons and daughters. We are valedictorians and honor students. We are college graduates, bankers, police officers, entertainers, teachers, journalists, politicians and we are the future of America.
See? Total badass. Be sure to read Ferrera's letter to Trump in its entirety, because it is totally worth it.
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